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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 55.6°   Azimuth: 127.7°   Direction: South-East

HR6333 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6333 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6333 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 HR6333:


HR6333 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.6°
Azimuth: 127.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6333

HR6333 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 HR6333 are provided in the following table:

17h 02m 18s
+25° 30’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6333 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6333 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6333.

Visibility of HR6333 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 HR6333 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: 64.5°
Max altitude: 64.0°
Azimuth: 295.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6333

The image below is a photograph of HR6333 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 HR6333 is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.097 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6333 star
DSS2 image of HR6333. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6333 during the next 1000 years (0.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6333 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6333 is distant 368.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

113.12 pc
368.78 ly
-50 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
0.097 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6333

HR6333 belongs to spectral class G7


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6333 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6333. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6333