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HR6260

HR6260 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6260 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6260 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 HR6260:

5.45
Hypergiant
HR6260 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6260

HR6260 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 HR6260 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 01s
-41° 48’ 23”
343.46°
1.22°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6260 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6260 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6260.

Visibility of HR6260 from your location

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

HR6260 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6260

The image below is a photograph of HR6260 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 HR6260 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6260 star
DSS2 image of HR6260. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6260 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6260 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6260 is distant 5,927.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

1,818.18 pc
5,927.27 ly
-6 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6260

HR6260 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-5.85
B0I
8241K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6260 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6260. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6260 star system properties

HR6260 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 HR6260 double sysyem:

5.45
6.95
1.5
0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6260

SAO227377
SAO227377