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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Altitude: -35.0°   Azimuth: 150.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6253 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6253 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6253 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6253 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6253 star
DSS2 image of HR6253. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6253 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6253


HR6253 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -35.0°
Azimuth: 150.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6253

HR6253 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 HR6253 are provided in the following table:

16h 55m 24s
-63° 16’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6253 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6253 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6253.

Visibility of HR6253 from your location

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

HR6253 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Distance of HR6253 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6253 is distant 448.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

137.55 pc
448.42 ly
-9 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6253

HR6253 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6253 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6253. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6253 star system properties

HR6253 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6253 double sysyem:

7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6253