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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:17 | Tran: 22:24 | Set: 5:35
Altitude: 49.8°   Azimuth: 156.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6246 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6246 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its faintness, HR6246 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

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);

Apparent Coordinates

16h 50m 42s
+13° 13’ 13”

J2000 Coordinates

16h 49m 34s
+13° 15’ 41”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6246 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6246.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.021 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6246 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.7°
Max altitude: 51.8°
Azimuth: 283.3°