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HR6245 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6245 visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6245 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 HR6245:

HR6245 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6245

HR6245 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6245 are provided in the following table:

16h 51m 33s
-41° 13’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6245 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6245 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6245.

Visibility of HR6245 from your location

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

HR6245 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6245

The image below is a photograph of HR6245 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 HR6245 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6245 star
DSS2 image of HR6245. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6245 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6245 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6245 is distant 6,791.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 65 kilometers per second.

2,083.33 pc
6,791.67 ly
-65 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6245

HR6245 belongs to spectral class O8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6245 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6245. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6245