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HR6290

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

HR6290 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6290 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 HR6290:

6.34
Main-sequence
HR6290 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”
32.56°
31.82°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6290 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6290 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6290.

Visibility of HR6290 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°
HR6290 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6290

The image below is a photograph of HR6290 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 HR6290 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6290

HR6290 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.86
F3V
7217K

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

Alternative designations of HR6290

SAO102474
SAO102474