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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -39.03°   Az: 111.13°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6260 is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class B0 in the constellation of Scorpius.

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

HR6260 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


16h 55m 45s
-41° 50’ 40”
17h 06m 16s


16h 54m 01s
-41° 48’ 23”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6260 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6260.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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:

0.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.008 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR6260 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK