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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:12 | Tran: 0:22 | Set: 7:36
Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 25.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6301 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6301 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its faintness, HR6301 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6301

Finder chart HR6301 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6301


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6301


Visibility of HR6301 from your location

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

Azimuth: 76.1°
Max altitude: 52.4°
Azimuth: 283.9°