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HR6209

HR6209 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6209 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6209 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 HR6209:

6.12
Main-sequence
HR6209 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6209

HR6209 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6209 are provided in the following table:

16h 43m 53s
-41° 06’ 47”
342.77°
3.12°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6209 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6209 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6209.

Visibility of HR6209 from your location

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

HR6209 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6209

The image below is a photograph of HR6209 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 HR6209 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6209 star
DSS2 image of HR6209. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6209 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6209 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6209 is distant 485.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

148.81 pc
485.12 ly
-2 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6209

HR6209 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.26
B6V
11092K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6209 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6209. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6209 star system properties

HR6209 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6209 double sysyem:

6.12
6.22
0.1
95.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6209

SAO227123
SAO227123