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HR6301

HR6301 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6301 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6301 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 HR6301:

6.37
Hypergiant
HR6301 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 52°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6301

HR6301 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 HR6301 are provided in the following table:

16h 57m 32s
+13° 53’ 03”
33.1°
31.42°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6301 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6301 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6301.

Visibility of HR6301 from your location

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

Today's HR6301 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.1°
Max altitude: 52.4°
Azimuth: 283.9°
HR6301 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6301

The image below is a photograph of HR6301 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 HR6301 is -0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6301 star
DSS2 image of HR6301. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6301 during the next 10000 years (-12.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6301 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6301 is distant 200.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

61.39 pc
200.12 ly
-31 km/s
-0.077 arcsec/year
0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6301

HR6301 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.43
K0V
4892K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6301 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6301. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6301

SAO102496
SAO102496