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HR6272

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

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

5.77
Supergiant
HR6272 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6272

HR6272 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 HR6272 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 58s
-41° 09’ 03”
344.08°
1.49°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6272.

Visibility of HR6272 from your location

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

HR6272 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6272

The image below is a photograph of HR6272 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 HR6272 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR6272 from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
9,588.24 ly
-140 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6272

HR6272 belongs to spectral class O8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.

-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

HR6272 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

Alternative designations of HR6272

SAO227425
SAO227425