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north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -10.6°   Azimuth: 295.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6317 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6317 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6317 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 HR6317:


HR6317 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.6°
Azimuth: 295.1°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6317

HR6317 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6317 are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 29s
+06° 35’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6317 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6317 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6317.

Visibility of HR6317 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 HR6317 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: 83.4°
Max altitude: 45.1°
Azimuth: 276.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6317

The image below is a photograph of HR6317 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 HR6317 is 0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6317 star
DSS2 image of HR6317. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6317 during the next 10000 years (7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6317 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6317 is distant 238.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

73.05 pc
238.13 ly
-10 km/s
0.044 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6317

HR6317 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 HR6317 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6317. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6317