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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR6307 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6307 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6307 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 HR6307:

HR6307 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 58°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6307

HR6307 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6307 are provided in the following table:

16h 57m 42s
+24° 22’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6307 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6307 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6307.

Visibility of HR6307 from your location

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

Today's HR6307 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.6°
Max altitude: 62.9°
Azimuth: 294.4°
HR6307 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6307

The image below is a photograph of HR6307 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 HR6307 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6307 star
DSS2 image of HR6307. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6307 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6307 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6307 is distant 485.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

148.81 pc
485.12 ly
-22 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6307

HR6307 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6307 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6307. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6307