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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 75.4°   Azimuth: 258.8°   Direction: West

HR6183 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6183 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6183 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 HR6183:

Bright giant

HR6183 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.4°
Azimuth: 258.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6183

HR6183 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6183 are provided in the following table:

16h 36m 11s
+46° 36’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6183 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6183 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6183.

Visibility of HR6183 from your location

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

HR6183 is circumpolar and transits at 11:40 UTC (altitude: 85.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6183

The image below is a photograph of HR6183 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 HR6183 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6183 star
DSS2 image of HR6183. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6183 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6183 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6183 is distant 878.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

269.54 pc
878.71 ly
-15 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6183

HR6183 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6183 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6183. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6183