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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 34.4°   Azimuth: 41.7°   Direction: North-East

HR6226 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6226 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6226 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 HR6226 is 0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.085 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6226 star
DSS2 image of HR6226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6226 during the next 10000 years (8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 14.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6226


HR6226 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 34.4°
Azimuth: 41.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6226

HR6226 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 HR6226 are provided in the following table:

16h 42m 58s
+55° 41’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6226.

Visibility of HR6226 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6226 is circumpolar and transits at 06:12 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Distance of HR6226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6226 is distant 295.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

90.58 pc
295.29 ly
-45 km/s
0.049 arcsec/year
0.085 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6226

HR6226 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star. HR6226 is also a Sr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6226 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6226