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HR6287

HR6287 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6287 visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6287 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 HR6287:

5.41
Giant
HR6287 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 59°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6287

HR6287 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 HR6287 are provided in the following table:

16h 54m 55s
+20° 57’ 30”
40.68°
34.59°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6287 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6287 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6287.

Visibility of HR6287 from your location

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

Today's HR6287 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.0°
Max altitude: 59.5°
Azimuth: 291.0°
HR6287 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6287

The image below is a photograph of HR6287 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 HR6287 is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6287 star
DSS2 image of HR6287. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6287 during the next 10000 years (9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6287 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6287 is distant 254.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

78.13 pc
254.69 ly
-3 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6287

HR6287 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.95
G8III
4816K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6287 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6287. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6287

SAO84687
SAO84687