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Altitude: 18.4°   Azimuth: 350.4°   Direction: North

HR6199 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6199 visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6199 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 HR6199:


HR6199 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.4°
Azimuth: 350.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6199

HR6199 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6199 are provided in the following table:

16h 38m 00s
+56° 00’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6199 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6199 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6199.

Visibility of HR6199 from your location

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

HR6199 is circumpolar and transits at 11:26 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6199

The image below is a photograph of HR6199 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 HR6199 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.066 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6199 star
DSS2 image of HR6199. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6199 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6199 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6199 is distant 258.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

79.37 pc
258.73 ly
-19 km/s
0.066 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6199

HR6199 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 HR6199 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6199. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6199