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north SunriseRise: 6:44  
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Altitude: 48.9°   Azimuth: 281.0°   Direction: West

HR6264 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6264 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6264 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 HR6264:


HR6264 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 281.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6264

HR6264 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 HR6264 are provided in the following table:

16h 50m 36s
+41° 53’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6264 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6264 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6264.

Visibility of HR6264 from your location

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

HR6264 is circumpolar and transits at 16:45 UTC (altitude: 80.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6264

The image below is a photograph of HR6264 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 HR6264 is -0.074 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6264 star
DSS2 image of HR6264. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6264 during the next 10000 years (-12.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6264 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6264 is distant 404.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

124.22 pc
404.97 ly
-37 km/s
-0.074 arcsec/year
0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6264

HR6264 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6264 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6264. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6264