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HR6257 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6257 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6257 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 HR6257:

Bright giant
HR6257 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6257

HR6257 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 HR6257 are provided in the following table:

16h 53m 42s
-43° 03’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6257 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6257 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6257.

Visibility of HR6257 from your location

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

HR6257 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6257

The image below is a photograph of HR6257 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 HR6257 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6257 star
DSS2 image of HR6257. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6257 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6257 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6257 is distant 1,160.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

355.87 pc
1,160.14 ly
-12 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6257

HR6257 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6257 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6257. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6257