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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -15.9°   Azimuth: 213.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6303 is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6303 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its faintness, HR6303 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6303

Finder chart HR6303 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6303.

HR6303 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 HR6303 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 32s
-45° 27’ 06”
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);

Key facts about HR6303


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6303


Visibility of HR6303 from your location

HR6303 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom