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Altitude: -3.4°   Azimuth: 117.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6294 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6294 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6294 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 HR6294:


HR6294 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.4°
Azimuth: 117.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6294

HR6294 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 HR6294 are provided in the following table:

16h 57m 03s
-19° 32’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6294 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6294 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6294.

Visibility of HR6294 from your location

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

Today's HR6294 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 250.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6294

The image below is a photograph of HR6294 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 HR6294 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6294 star
DSS2 image of HR6294. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6294 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6294 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6294 is distant 682.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

209.21 pc
682.01 ly
-27 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6294

HR6294 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6294 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6294. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6294 star system properties

HR6294 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6294 double sysyem:

4.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6294