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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -75.3°   Azimuth: 22.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6298 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6298 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6298 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6298 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6298 star
DSS2 image of HR6298. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6298 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6298


HR6298 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -75.3°
Azimuth: 22.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6298

HR6298 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6298 are provided in the following table:

16h 58m 52s
-37° 37’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6298 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6298 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6298.

Visibility of HR6298 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 HR6298 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: 127.6°
Max altitude: 0.9°
Azimuth: 232.4°

Distance of HR6298 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6298 is distant 268.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

82.44 pc
268.76 ly
-27 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6298

HR6298 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6298 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6298. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6298 star system properties

HR6298 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6298 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6298