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HR6283 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6283 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6283 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 HR6283:

HR6283 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6283

HR6283 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 HR6283 are provided in the following table:

16h 56m 35s
-40° 49’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6283 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6283 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6283.

Visibility of HR6283 from your location

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

HR6283 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6283

The image below is a photograph of HR6283 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 HR6283 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6283 star
DSS2 image of HR6283. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6283 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6283 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6283 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
4 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6283

HR6283 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6283 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6283. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6283