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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -36.6°   Azimuth: 262.6°   Direction: West

HR6211 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6211 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6211 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6211 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6211 star
DSS2 image of HR6211. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6211 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6211


HR6211 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.6°
Azimuth: 262.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6211

HR6211 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 HR6211 are provided in the following table:

16h 43m 38s
-32° 06’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6211 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6211 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6211.

Visibility of HR6211 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 HR6211 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: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°

Distance of HR6211 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6211 is distant 783.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

240.38 pc
783.65 ly
-3 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6211

HR6211 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6211 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6211. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6211