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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 10.1°   Azimuth: 192.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6216 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6216 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6216 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6216 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6216 star
DSS2 image of HR6216. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6216 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6216


HR6216 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.1°
Azimuth: 192.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6216

HR6216 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 HR6216 are provided in the following table:

16h 44m 17s
-27° 27’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6216 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6216 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6216.

Visibility of HR6216 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 HR6216 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: 117.5°
Max altitude: 11.1°
Azimuth: 242.5°

Distance of HR6216 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6216 is distant 299.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

91.74 pc
299.08 ly
-26 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6216

HR6216 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6216 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6216. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6216 star system properties

HR6216 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6216 double sysyem:

2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6216