HR6196 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6196 visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6196 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6196:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6196
HR6196 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 HR6196 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6196 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6196 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6196 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6196
The image below is a photograph of HR6196 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 HR6196 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6196 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6196 is distant 390.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6196
HR6196 belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6196 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.