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HR6306

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:

6.56
Giant
HR6306 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 37°.

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:

16h 56m 06s
+50° 02’ 20”
76.8°
38.69°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6306 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6306 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6306.

Visibility of HR6306 from your location

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

HR6306 is circumpolar and transits at 12:12 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.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6306

HR6306 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.44
M2III
3622K

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

Alternative designations of HR6306

SAO30161
SAO30161