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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 50.6°   Azimuth: 340.0°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6191 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR6191 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6191 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 HR6191:


HR6191 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 340.0°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6191

HR6191 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 HR6191 are provided in the following table:

16h 30m 38s
+77° 26’ 48”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6191 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6191 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6191.

Visibility of HR6191 from your location

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

HR6191 is circumpolar and transits at 23:30 UTC (altitude: 64.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6191

The image below is a photograph of HR6191 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 HR6191 is -0.104 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.276 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6191 star
DSS2 image of HR6191. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6191 during the next 1000 years (-1.73 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.60 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6191 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6191 is distant 407.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

125.00 pc
407.50 ly
-32 km/s
-0.104 arcsec/year
0.276 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6191

HR6191 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6191 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6191. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6191