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HR6303

HR6303 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6303 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6303 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 HR6303:

6.65
Giant
HR6303 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6303

HR6303 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6303 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 32s
-45° 27’ 06”
341.35°
-1.98°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6303 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6303 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6303.

Visibility of HR6303 from your location

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

HR6303 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6303

The image below is a photograph of HR6303 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 HR6303 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6303 star
DSS2 image of HR6303. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6303 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6303 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6303 is distant 1,895.35 light years from the Sun

581.40 pc
1,895.35 ly
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6303

HR6303 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.17
K4III
3392K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6303 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6303. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6303

SAO227547
SAO227547