HR6173 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.
HR6173 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6173 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 HR6173:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6173
HR6173 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 HR6173 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6173 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6173 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR6173 is circumpolar and transits at 03:52 UTC (altitude: 62.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6173
The image below is a photograph of HR6173 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 HR6173 is -0.115 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.108 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6173 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6173 is distant 138.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6173
HR6173 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6173 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.