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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -51.1°   Azimuth: 30.0°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6240 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6240 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6240 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 HR6240:


HR6240 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.1°
Azimuth: 30.0°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6240

HR6240 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 HR6240 are provided in the following table:

16h 49m 27s
-15° 40’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6240 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6240 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6240.

Visibility of HR6240 from your location

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

Today's HR6240 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.7°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6240

The image below is a photograph of HR6240 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 HR6240 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6240 star
DSS2 image of HR6240. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6240 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6240 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6240 is distant 242.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

74.24 pc
242.02 ly
-2 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6240

HR6240 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6240 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6240. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6240