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Altitude: -2.0°   Azimuth: 116.5°   Direction: East-South-East

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:

Bright giant

HR6196 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.0°
Azimuth: 116.5°
Direction: East-South-East

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:

16h 41m 34s
-17° 44’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6196 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6196.

Visibility of HR6196 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 HR6196 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: 107.7°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.3°

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.

Image of HR6196 star
DSS2 image of HR6196. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6196 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

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.

119.90 pc
390.89 ly
-25 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6196. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6196