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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6170

HR6170 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6170 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6170 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 HR6170:

5.94
Main-sequence
HR6170 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6170

HR6170 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6170 are provided in the following table:

16h 32m 25s
+60° 49’ 23”
91.3°
40.2°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6170 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6170 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6170.

Visibility of HR6170 from your location

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

HR6170 is circumpolar and transits at 07:23 UTC (altitude: 80.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6170

The image below is a photograph of HR6170 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 HR6170 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6170 star
DSS2 image of HR6170. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6170 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6170 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6170 is distant 335.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

102.88 pc
335.39 ly
-9 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6170

HR6170 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.88
A2V
9882K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6170 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6170. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6170

SAO17130
SAO17130