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Altitude: 2.1°   Azimuth: 95.3°   Direction: East

HR6277 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6277 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6277 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 HR6277:


HR6277 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 95.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6277

HR6277 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6277 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 10s
-01° 36’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6277 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6277 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6277.

Visibility of HR6277 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 HR6277 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: 91.6°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6277

The image below is a photograph of HR6277 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 HR6277 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.071 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6277 star
DSS2 image of HR6277. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6277 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6277 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6277 is distant 237.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

72.99 pc
237.96 ly
-20 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.071 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6277

HR6277 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6277 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6277. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6277 star system properties

HR6277 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 HR6277 double sysyem:

15 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6277