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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -64.5°   Azimuth: 289.3°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6210 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6210 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6210 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 HR6210:

Bright giant

HR6210 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.5°
Azimuth: 289.3°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6210

HR6210 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 HR6210 are provided in the following table:

16h 43m 47s
-38° 09’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6210 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6210 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6210.

Visibility of HR6210 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 HR6210 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: 128.2°
Max altitude: 0.4°
Azimuth: 231.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6210

The image below is a photograph of HR6210 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 HR6210 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6210 star
DSS2 image of HR6210. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6210 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6210 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6210 is distant 702.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

215.52 pc
702.59 ly
7 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6210

HR6210 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6210 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6210. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6210 star system properties

HR6210 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 HR6210 double sysyem:

50 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6210