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Altitude: -29.9°   Azimuth: 224.0°   Direction: South-West

HR6312 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6312 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6312 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6312 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6312 star
DSS2 image of HR6312. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6312 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6312


HR6312 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.9°
Azimuth: 224.0°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6312

HR6312 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 HR6312 are provided in the following table:

17h 01m 46s
-51° 07’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6312 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6312 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6312.

Visibility of HR6312 from your location

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

HR6312 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6312 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6312 is distant 323.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

99.21 pc
323.41 ly
-28 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6312

HR6312 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6312 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6312. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6312 star system properties

HR6312 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6312 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6312