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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 44.6°   Azimuth: 129.6°   Direction: South-East

HR6176 is a variable star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6176 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6176 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 HR6176:


HR6176 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 129.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6176

HR6176 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 HR6176 are provided in the following table:

16h 36m 42s
+15° 29’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6176 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6176 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6176.

Visibility of HR6176 from your location

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

Today's HR6176 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.5°
Max altitude: 54.0°
Azimuth: 285.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6176

The image below is a photograph of HR6176 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 HR6176 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6176 star
DSS2 image of HR6176. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6176 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6176 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6176 is distant 436.41 light years from the Sun

133.87 pc
436.41 ly
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6176

HR6176 belongs to spectral class B9 HR6176 is also a SiCrSr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6176 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6176. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6176