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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:28 | Tran: 23:37 | Set: 6:49
Altitude: -15.3°   Azimuth: 317.3°   Direction: North-West

HR6290 is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class F3 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6290 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its faintness, HR6290 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6290

Finder chart HR6290 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6290.

HR6290 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 HR6290 are provided in the following table:

16h 55m 15s
+13° 37’ 10”
Image of HR6290 star
DSS2 image of HR6290. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6290 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6290


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6290 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6290. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6290 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6290 is distant 256.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

78.62 pc
256.29 ly
-5 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6290


Visibility of HR6290 from your location

Today's HR6290 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°