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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:59 south
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Altitude: 17.5°   Azimuth: 146.0°   Direction: South-East

HR6302 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6302 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6302 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 HR6302:


HR6302 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.5°
Azimuth: 146.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6302

HR6302 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 HR6302 are provided in the following table:

16h 58m 41s
-14° 52’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6302 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6302 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6302.

Visibility of HR6302 from your location

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

Today's HR6302 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.9°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6302

The image below is a photograph of HR6302 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 HR6302 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6302 star
DSS2 image of HR6302. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6302 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6302 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6302 is distant 157.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

48.38 pc
157.72 ly
-13 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6302

HR6302 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6302 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6302. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6302