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HR6261 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6261 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6261 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 HR6261:

HR6261 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6261

HR6261 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 HR6261 are provided in the following table:

16h 53m 58s
-41° 59’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6261 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6261 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6261.

Visibility of HR6261 from your location

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

HR6261 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6261

The image below is a photograph of HR6261 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 HR6261 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6261 star
DSS2 image of HR6261. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6261 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6261 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6261 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-36 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6261

HR6261 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6261 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6261. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6261