HR6244 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Scorpius.
HR6244 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6244 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 HR6244:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6244
HR6244 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6244 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6244 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6244 from your location
Today's HR6244 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6244
The image below is a photograph of HR6244 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 HR6244 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6244 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6244 is distant 853.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6244
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6244 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6244 star system properties
HR6244 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6244 double sysyem: