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HR6214 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6214 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6214 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 HR6214:

HR6214 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6214

HR6214 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 HR6214 are provided in the following table:

16h 44m 42s
-40° 50’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6214 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6214 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6214.

Visibility of HR6214 from your location

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

HR6214 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6214

The image below is a photograph of HR6214 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 HR6214 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6214 star
DSS2 image of HR6214. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6214 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6214 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6214 is distant 492.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

151.06 pc
492.45 ly
12 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6214

HR6214 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6214 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6214. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6214 star system properties

HR6214 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 HR6214 double sysyem:

8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6214