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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 0.8°   Azimuth: 156.8°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6334 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6334 visual magnitude is 4.87. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6334 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6334:


HR6334 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.8°
Azimuth: 156.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6334

HR6334 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 HR6334 are provided in the following table:

17h 04m 49s
-34° 07’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6334 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6334 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6334.

Visibility of HR6334 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 HR6334 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: 124.1°
Max altitude: 4.4°
Azimuth: 235.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6334

The image below is a photograph of HR6334 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 HR6334 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6334 star
DSS2 image of HR6334. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6334 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6334 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6334 is distant 2,672.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

819.67 pc
2,672.13 ly
4 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6334

HR6334 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6334 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6334. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6334 star system properties

HR6334 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 HR6334 double sysyem:

20 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6334