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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:34 south
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Altitude: -18.4°   Azimuth: 243.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6273 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6273 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6273 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 HR6273:


HR6273 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.4°
Azimuth: 243.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6273

HR6273 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6273 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 36s
-30° 35’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6273 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6273 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6273.

Visibility of HR6273 from your location

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

Today's HR6273 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.6°
Max altitude: 7.9°
Azimuth: 239.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6273

The image below is a photograph of HR6273 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 HR6273 is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6273 star
DSS2 image of HR6273. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6273 during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6273 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6273 is distant 630.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

193.42 pc
630.56 ly
1 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6273

HR6273 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6273 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6273. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6273