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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR6297 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6297 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6297 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 HR6297:

HR6297 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6297

HR6297 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 HR6297 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 06s
-54° 35’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6297 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6297 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6297.

Visibility of HR6297 from your location

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

HR6297 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6297

The image below is a photograph of HR6297 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 HR6297 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.064 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6297 star
DSS2 image of HR6297. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6297 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6297 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6297 is distant 165.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

50.66 pc
165.15 ly
-20 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.064 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6297

HR6297 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6297 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6297. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6297 star system properties

HR6297 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 HR6297 double sysyem:

20.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6297