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HR6263 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6263 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6263 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 HR6263:

HR6263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6263

HR6263 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 HR6263 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 11s
-41° 51’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6263.

Visibility of HR6263 from your location

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

HR6263 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6263

The image below is a photograph of HR6263 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 HR6263 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6263 star
DSS2 image of HR6263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6263 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR6263

HR6263 belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


Alternative designations of HR6263