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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -0.2°   Azimuth: 334.7°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6222 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6222 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6222 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 HR6222:


HR6222 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.2°
Azimuth: 334.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6222

HR6222 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6222 are provided in the following table:

16h 43m 51s
+34° 02’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6222 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6222 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6222.

Visibility of HR6222 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 HR6222 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: 56.0°
Max altitude: 72.6°
Azimuth: 304.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6222

The image below is a photograph of HR6222 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 HR6222 is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6222 star
DSS2 image of HR6222. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6222 during the next 10000 years (-11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6222 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6222 is distant 179.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

54.98 pc
179.22 ly
-10 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6222

HR6222 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6222 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6222. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6222