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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 19:18 | Tran: 0:15 | Set: 5:17
Altitude: 3.5°   Azimuth: 246.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6278 is a sub-giant star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6278 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its faintness, HR6278 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6278

Finder chart HR6278 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6278.

HR6278 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 HR6278 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 40s
-11° 47’ 33”
Image of HR6278 star
DSS2 image of HR6278. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6278 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6278


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6278 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6278. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6278 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6278 is distant 295.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

90.66 pc
295.56 ly
-5 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6278


Visibility of HR6278 from your location

Today's HR6278 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.8°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.2°