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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6300 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6300 from your location
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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: