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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: -36.2°   Azimuth: 100.3°   Direction: East

HR6282 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6282 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6282 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6282 is 0.023 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 HR6282 star
DSS2 image of HR6282. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6282 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6282


HR6282 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.2°
Azimuth: 100.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6282

HR6282 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 HR6282 are provided in the following table:

16h 55m 57s
-33° 30’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6282 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6282 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6282.

Visibility of HR6282 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 HR6282 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: 123.5°
Max altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 236.5°

Distance of HR6282 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6282 is distant 581.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 93 kilometers per second.

178.25 pc
581.11 ly
-93 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6282

HR6282 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6282 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6282. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6282