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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6257 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6257 from your location
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.
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.
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.