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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:54  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:16


HR6313 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6313 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6313 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 HR6313:

HR6313 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 77°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6313

HR6313 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 HR6313 are provided in the following table:

16h 57m 50s
+42° 30’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6313 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6313 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6313.

Visibility of HR6313 from your location

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

HR6313 is circumpolar and transits at 04:52 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6313

The image below is a photograph of HR6313 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 HR6313 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6313 star
DSS2 image of HR6313. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6313 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6313 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6313 is distant 543.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

166.67 pc
543.33 ly
28 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6313

HR6313 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6313 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6313. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6313