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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 50.5°   Azimuth: 54.0°   Direction: North-East

HR6237 is a main-sequence star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Draco.

HR6237 visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6237 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6237

Finder chart HR6237 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6237.

HR6237 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 HR6237 are provided in the following table:

16h 45m 17s
+56° 46’ 54”
Image of HR6237 star
DSS2 image of HR6237. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6237 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6237


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6237 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6237. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6237 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6237 is distant 87.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

26.73 pc
87.14 ly
-4 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.066 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6237


Visibility of HR6237 from your location

HR6237 is circumpolar and transits at 22:42 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)