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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19


HR6248 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6248 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6248 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 HR6248:

HR6248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6248

HR6248 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 HR6248 are provided in the following table:

16h 50m 22s
-02° 39’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6248 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6248 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6248.

Visibility of HR6248 from your location

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

Today's HR6248 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.7°
Max altitude: 35.9°
Azimuth: 267.3°
HR6248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6248

The image below is a photograph of HR6248 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 HR6248 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6248 star
DSS2 image of HR6248. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6248 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6248 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6248 is distant 195.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

59.84 pc
195.09 ly
31 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6248

HR6248 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6248 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6248. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6248