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Altitude: -45.0°   Azimuth: 143.9°   Direction: South-East

HR6233 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR6233 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6233 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 HR6233 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6233 star
DSS2 image of HR6233. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6233 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6233

Bright giant

HR6233 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.0°
Azimuth: 143.9°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6233

HR6233 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 HR6233 are provided in the following table:

16h 51m 53s
-65° 22’ 32”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6233 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6233 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6233.

Visibility of HR6233 from your location

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

HR6233 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6233 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6233 is distant 947.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

290.70 pc
947.67 ly
-10 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6233

HR6233 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6233 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6233. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6233