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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -34.2°   Azimuth: 237.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6197 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6197 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6197 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6197 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6197 star
DSS2 image of HR6197. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6197 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6197


HR6197 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -34.2°
Azimuth: 237.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6197

HR6197 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6197 are provided in the following table:

16h 43m 03s
-46° 04’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6197 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6197 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6197.

Visibility of HR6197 from your location

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

HR6197 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6197 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6197 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-16 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6197

HR6197 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6197 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6197. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6197