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HR6239

HR6239 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6239 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6239 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 HR6239:

6.35
Giant
HR6239 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6239

HR6239 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6239 are provided in the following table:

16h 48m 08s
+13° 35’ 26”
31.7°
33.39°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6239 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6239 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6239.

Visibility of HR6239 from your location

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

Today's HR6239 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°
HR6239 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6239

The image below is a photograph of HR6239 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 HR6239 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6239 star
DSS2 image of HR6239. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6239 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6239 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6239 is distant 679.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

208.33 pc
679.17 ly
1 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6239

HR6239 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.24
G5III
5078K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6239 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6239. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6239

SAO102393
SAO102393