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Altitude: -62.7°   Azimuth: 217.7°   Direction: South-West

HR6204 is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR6204 visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6204 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 HR6204:


HR6204 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.7°
Azimuth: 217.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6204

HR6204 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 HR6204 are provided in the following table:

16h 46m 40s
-67° 06’ 34”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6204 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6204 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6204.

Visibility of HR6204 from your location

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

HR6204 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6204

The image below is a photograph of HR6204 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 HR6204 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6204 star
DSS2 image of HR6204. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6204 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6204 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6204 is distant 625.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

191.94 pc
625.72 ly
-2 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6204

HR6204 belongs to spectral class A HR6204 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6204 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6204. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6204 star system properties

HR6204 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 HR6204 double sysyem:

25 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6204