HR6238 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.
HR6238 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6238 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6238:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6238
HR6238 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6238 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6238 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6238 from your location
HR6238 is circumpolar and transits at 18:41 UTC (altitude: 62.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6238
The image below is a photograph of HR6238 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 HR6238 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6238 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6238 is distant 414.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6238
HR6238 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6238 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.