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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6180

HR6180 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6180 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6180 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 HR6180:

6.3
Giant
HR6180 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 38°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6180

HR6180 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 HR6180 are provided in the following table:

16h 31m 28s
+72° 36’ 42”
105.32°
35.99°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6180 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6180 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6180.

Visibility of HR6180 from your location

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

HR6180 is circumpolar and transits at 07:22 UTC (altitude: 68.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6180

The image below is a photograph of HR6180 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 HR6180 is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6180 star
DSS2 image of HR6180. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6180 during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6180 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6180 is distant 437.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

134.23 pc
437.58 ly
-33 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6180

HR6180 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.66
K2III
4086K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6180 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6180. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6180

SAO8544
SAO8544