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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 5.5°   Azimuth: 168.6°   Direction: South-South-East

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

HR6316 visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6316 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 HR6316:


HR6316 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.5°
Azimuth: 168.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6316 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6316 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6316.

Visibility of HR6316 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 HR6316 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: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6316

The image below is a photograph of HR6316 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 HR6316 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6316

HR6316 belongs to spectral class B8 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

Alternative designations of HR6316