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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -52.9°   Azimuth: 130.9°   Direction: South-East

HR6177 is a double giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Ara.

HR6177 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its faintness, HR6177 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6177

Finder chart HR6177 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6177.

HR6177 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6177 are provided in the following table:

16h 40m 50s
-60° 26’ 45”
Image of HR6177 star
DSS2 image of HR6177. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6177 during the next 10000 years (8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6177


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6177 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6177. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6177 star system properties

HR6177 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6177 double sysyem:

1.4 arcsec

Distance of HR6177 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6177 is distant 100.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

30.77 pc
100.31 ly
4 km/s
0.051 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6177


Visibility of HR6177 from your location

HR6177 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom