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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -40.7°   Azimuth: 136.5°   Direction: South-East

HR6215 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6215 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6215 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 HR6215:


HR6215 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.7°
Azimuth: 136.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6215

HR6215 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 HR6215 are provided in the following table:

16h 46m 21s
-58° 30’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6215 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6215 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6215.

Visibility of HR6215 from your location

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

HR6215 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6215

The image below is a photograph of HR6215 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 HR6215 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6215 star
DSS2 image of HR6215. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6215 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6215 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6215 is distant 838.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

257.07 pc
838.05 ly
-16 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6215

HR6215 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6215 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6215. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6215