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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR6257

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -32.19°   Az: 239.64°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6257 is a variable bright giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Scorpius.

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

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);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 55m 27s
-43° 05’ 21”
05h 59m 06s
22h 54m 33s

J2000

16h 53m 42s
-43° 03’ 02”

Galactic Coordinates

342.46°
0.48°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6257 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6257.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.96
Bright giant

-1.80
M3II
3477K

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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
1,160.14
-12 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/y
-0.027"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO227359
SAO227359

Visibility from Your Location

HR6257 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK