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Altitude: 20.6°   Azimuth: 95.9°   Direction: East

HR6203 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6203 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6203 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 HR6203:


HR6203 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.6°
Azimuth: 95.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6203

HR6203 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 HR6203 are provided in the following table:

16h 40m 51s
+12° 23’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6203 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6203 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6203.

Visibility of HR6203 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 HR6203 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: 77.6°
Max altitude: 50.9°
Azimuth: 282.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6203

The image below is a photograph of HR6203 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 HR6203 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6203 star
DSS2 image of HR6203. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6203 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6203 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6203 is distant 347.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

106.61 pc
347.55 ly
-32 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6203

HR6203 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6203 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6203. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6203