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Altitude: -71.9°   Azimuth: 92.0°   Direction: East

HR6300 is a double giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6300 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6300 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 HR6300:


HR6300 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.9°
Azimuth: 92.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6300

HR6300 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 HR6300 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 27s
-48° 38’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6300 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6300 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6300.

Visibility of HR6300 from your location

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

HR6300 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6300

The image below is a photograph of HR6300 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 HR6300 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6300 star
DSS2 image of HR6300. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6300 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6300 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6300 is distant 388.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

119.19 pc
388.56 ly
-29 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6300

HR6300 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6300 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6300. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6300 star system properties

HR6300 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6300 double sysyem:

1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6300