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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR6272

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -23.86°   Az: 126.91°   Direction: South-East

HR6272 is a variable and double supergiant star of spectral class O8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6272 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its faintness, HR6272 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.

Image of HR6272 star
DSS2 image of HR6272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6272 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 56m 41s
-41° 11’ 20”
18h 54m 41s
11h 51m 22s

J2000

16h 54m 58s
-41° 09’ 03”

Galactic Coordinates

344.08°
1.49°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6272.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.77
Supergiant

-6.57
O8I
8571K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6272 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 HR6272 double sysyem:

5.77
12.77
7
5.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6272 is distant 9,588.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 140 kilometers per second.

2,941.18
9,588.24
-140 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/y
-0.013"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO227425
SAO227425

Visibility from Your Location

HR6272 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK