HR6259 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6259 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6259 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 HR6259:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6259
HR6259 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6259 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6259 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6259 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6259
The image below is a photograph of HR6259 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 HR6259 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6259 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6259 is distant 314.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6259
HR6259 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6259 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.