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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:36 | Tran: 0:07 | Set: 2:41
Altitude: -12.6°   Azimuth: 233.6°   Direction: South-West

HR6316 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6316 visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its faintness, HR6316 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6316

Finder chart HR6316 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6316.

HR6316 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 HR6316 are provided in the following table:

17h 01m 52s
-32° 08’ 36”
Image of HR6316 star
DSS2 image of HR6316. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6316 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6316


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6316 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6316. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6316 star system properties

HR6316 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 HR6316 double sysyem:

23.8 arcsec

Distance of HR6316 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6316 is distant 490.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

150.60 pc
490.96 ly
5 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.051 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6316


Visibility of HR6316 from your location

Today's HR6316 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°