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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -74.4°   Azimuth: 357.5°   Direction: North

HR6311 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6311 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6311 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 HR6311:


HR6311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.4°
Azimuth: 357.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6311

HR6311 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 HR6311 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 36s
-35° 56’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6311 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6311 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6311.

Visibility of HR6311 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 HR6311 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: 125.9°
Max altitude: 2.6°
Azimuth: 234.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6311

The image below is a photograph of HR6311 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 HR6311 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6311 star
DSS2 image of HR6311. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6311 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6311 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6311 is distant 291.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

89.45 pc
291.59 ly
17 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6311

HR6311 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6311 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6311. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6311