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Altitude: 50.0°   Azimuth: 306.4°   Direction: North-West

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

HR6237 visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6237 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6237:


HR6237 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.0°
Azimuth: 306.4°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6237 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6237 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6237.

Visibility of HR6237 from your location

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

HR6237 is circumpolar and transits at 16:32 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6237

The image below is a photograph of HR6237 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 HR6237 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.066 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6237

HR6237 belongs to spectral class F2 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

Alternative designations of HR6237