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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 12.2°   Azimuth: 9.1°   Direction: North

HR6306 is a giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6306 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its faintness, HR6306 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6306

Finder chart HR6306 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

16h 56m 06s
+50° 02’ 20”
Image of HR6306 star
DSS2 image of HR6306. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6306 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6306


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6306. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

398.41 pc
1,298.80 ly
-31 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6306


Visibility of HR6306 from your location

HR6306 is circumpolar and transits at 23:13 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)