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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 44.6°   Azimuth: 39.5°   Direction: North-East

HR6198 is a star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6198 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6198 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 HR6198:


HR6198 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 39.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6198

HR6198 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 HR6198 are provided in the following table:

16h 36m 55s
+63° 04’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6198 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6198 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6198.

Visibility of HR6198 from your location

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

HR6198 is circumpolar and transits at 16:23 UTC (altitude: 78.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6198

The image below is a photograph of HR6198 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 HR6198 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6198 star
DSS2 image of HR6198. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6198 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6198 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6198 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
-42 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6198

HR6198 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6198 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6198. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6198