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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 17.1°   Azimuth: 319.8°   Direction: North-West

HR6230 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6230 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6230 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 HR6230 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6230 star
DSS2 image of HR6230. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6230 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6230


HR6230 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 319.8°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6230

HR6230 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 HR6230 are provided in the following table:

16h 45m 11s
+43° 13’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6230 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6230 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6230.

Visibility of HR6230 from your location

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

HR6230 is circumpolar and transits at 05:51 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)

Distance of HR6230 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6230 is distant 637.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

195.69 pc
637.96 ly
-13 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6230

HR6230 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6230 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6230. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6230