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Altitude: -29.6°   Azimuth: 94.0°   Direction: East

HR6308 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6308 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6308 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 HR6308:


HR6308 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.6°
Azimuth: 94.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6308

HR6308 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 HR6308 are provided in the following table:

16h 59m 57s
-25° 05’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6308 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6308 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6308.

Visibility of HR6308 from your location

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

Today's HR6308 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.1°
Max altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 244.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6308

The image below is a photograph of HR6308 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 HR6308 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6308 star
DSS2 image of HR6308. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6308 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6308 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6308 is distant 482.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

147.93 pc
482.25 ly
-32 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6308

HR6308 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6308 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6308. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6308