Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Hercules » 


Altitude: -15.0°   Azimuth: 44.0°   Direction: North-East

HR6246 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6246 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6246 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 HR6246:


HR6246 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.0°
Azimuth: 44.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6246

HR6246 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 HR6246 are provided in the following table:

16h 49m 34s
+13° 15’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6246 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6246 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6246.

Visibility of HR6246 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 HR6246 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: 76.7°
Max altitude: 51.8°
Azimuth: 283.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6246

The image below is a photograph of HR6246 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 HR6246 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6246 star
DSS2 image of HR6246. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6246 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6246 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6246 is distant 287.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

88.18 pc
287.48 ly
-23 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6246

HR6246 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6246 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6246. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6246 star system properties

HR6246 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 HR6246 double sysyem:

5.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6246