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HR6169 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6169 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6169 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 HR6169:

HR6169 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6169

HR6169 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6169 are provided in the following table:

16h 35m 26s
+17° 03’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6169 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6169 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6169.

Visibility of HR6169 from your location

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

Today's HR6169 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.9°
Max altitude: 55.6°
Azimuth: 287.1°
HR6169 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6169

The image below is a photograph of HR6169 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 HR6169 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6169 star
DSS2 image of HR6169. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6169 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6169 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6169 is distant 528.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

162.07 pc
528.36 ly
-9 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6169

HR6169 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6169 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6169. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6169 star system properties

HR6169 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6169 double sysyem:

156.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6169