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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:04 south
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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:

HR6218 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

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:

16h 45m 00s
-28° 30’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6218 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6218 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6218.

Visibility of HR6218 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 HR6218 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: 118.5°
Max altitude: 10.0°
Azimuth: 241.5°
HR6218 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR6218 star
DSS2 image of HR6218. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6218 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

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.

231.48 pc
754.63 ly
-55 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6218. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

5.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6218