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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 54.7°   Azimuth: 285.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6286 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6286 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6286 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 HR6286 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.105 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6286 star
DSS2 image of HR6286. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6286 during the next 1000 years (-0.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.75 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6286


HR6286 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.7°
Azimuth: 285.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6286

HR6286 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6286 are provided in the following table:

16h 53m 17s
+47° 25’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6286 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6286 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6286.

Visibility of HR6286 from your location

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

HR6286 is circumpolar and transits at 06:11 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)

Distance of HR6286 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6286 is distant 610.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 63 kilometers per second.

187.27 pc
610.49 ly
-63 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
0.105 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6286

HR6286 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6286 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6286. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6286