HR6306 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6306 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6306 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 HR6306:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6306
HR6306 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6306 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6306 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6306 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR6306 is circumpolar and transits at 04:34 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6306
The image below is a photograph of HR6306 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 HR6306 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6306 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6306 is distant 1,298.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6306
HR6306 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6306 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.