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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:54  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:16


HR6289 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6289 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6289 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 HR6289:

HR6289 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6289

HR6289 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 HR6289 are provided in the following table:

16h 58m 18s
-50° 38’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6289 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6289 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6289.

Visibility of HR6289 from your location

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

HR6289 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6289

The image below is a photograph of HR6289 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 HR6289 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6289 star
DSS2 image of HR6289. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6289 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6289 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6289 is distant 523.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

160.51 pc
523.27 ly
-44 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6289

HR6289 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6289 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6289. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6289