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HR6284

Altitude: -52.7°   Azimuth: 331.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6284 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6284 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6284 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6284 is 0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6284 star
DSS2 image of HR6284. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6284 during the next 10000 years (13.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6284

6.37
Hypergiant

HR6284 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.7°
Azimuth: 331.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6284

HR6284 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 HR6284 are provided in the following table:

16h 56m 01s
-16° 48’ 21”
3.76°
16.22°
Ophiuchus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6284 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6284 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6284.

Visibility of HR6284 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 HR6284 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: 106.8°
Max altitude: 21.7°
Azimuth: 253.2°

Distance of HR6284 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6284 is distant 131.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

40.45 pc
131.88 ly
-3 km/s
0.081 arcsec/year
0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6284

HR6284 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

3.34
K0IV
4943K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6284 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6284. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6284 star system properties

HR6284 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 HR6284 double sysyem:

6.37
13.67
7.3
21.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6284

SAO160171
SAO160171