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Altitude: -22.3°   Azimuth: 94.4°   Direction: East

HR6202 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6202 visual magnitude is 5.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6202 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 HR6202 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6202 star
DSS2 image of HR6202. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6202 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6202


HR6202 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -22.3°
Azimuth: 94.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6202

HR6202 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 HR6202 are provided in the following table:

16h 41m 53s
-19° 55’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6202 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6202 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6202.

Visibility of HR6202 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 HR6202 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: 109.9°
Max altitude: 18.6°
Azimuth: 250.1°

Distance of HR6202 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6202 is distant 138.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

42.55 pc
138.72 ly
5 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6202

HR6202 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6202 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6202. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6202 star system properties

HR6202 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6202 double sysyem:

22.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6202