We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:47 | Tran: 23:54 | Set: 3:05
Altitude: -3.8°   Azimuth: 226.8°   Direction: South-West

HR6218 is a variable and double sub-giant star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6218 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its faintness, HR6218 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6218

Finder chart HR6218 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6218


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6218


Visibility of HR6218 from your location

Today's HR6218 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.5°
Max altitude: 10.0°
Azimuth: 241.5°