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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 1.7°   Azimuth: 126.7°   Direction: South-East

HR6190 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6190 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6190 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 HR6190:


HR6190 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 126.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6190

HR6190 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 HR6190 are provided in the following table:

16h 40m 34s
-20° 24’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6190 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6190 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6190.

Visibility of HR6190 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 HR6190 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: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6190

The image below is a photograph of HR6190 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 HR6190 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6190 star
DSS2 image of HR6190. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6190 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6190 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6190 is distant 423.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

130.04 pc
423.93 ly
33 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6190

HR6190 belongs to spectral class G9


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6190 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6190. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6190