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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR6162 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6162 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6162 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6162:

HR6162 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 82°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6162

HR6162 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6162 are provided in the following table:

16h 31m 47s
+45° 35’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6162 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6162 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6162.

Visibility of HR6162 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6162 is circumpolar and transits at 04:10 UTC (altitude: 84.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6162

The image below is a photograph of HR6162 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR6162 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6162 star
DSS2 image of HR6162. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6162 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6162 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6162 is distant 225.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

69.06 pc
225.14 ly
-16 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6162

HR6162 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6162 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6162. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6162 star system properties

HR6162 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6162 double sysyem:

16.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6162