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HR6207 is a double giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6207 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6207 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 HR6207:

HR6207 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6207

HR6207 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 HR6207 are provided in the following table:

16h 44m 39s
-53° 09’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6207 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6207 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6207.

Visibility of HR6207 from your location

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

HR6207 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6207

The image below is a photograph of HR6207 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 HR6207 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6207 star
DSS2 image of HR6207. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6207 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6207 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6207 is distant 687.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

210.97 pc
687.76 ly
-2 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6207

HR6207 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6207 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6207. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6207 star system properties

HR6207 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 HR6207 double sysyem:

40 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6207