HR6218 is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
HR6218 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6218 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 HR6218:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6218
HR6218 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 HR6218 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6218 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6218 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6218 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6218
The image below is a photograph of HR6218 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 HR6218 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6218 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6218 is distant 754.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 55 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6218
HR6218 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6218 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6218 star system properties
HR6218 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 HR6218 double sysyem: