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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:34 south
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Altitude: 24.6°   Azimuth: 291.0°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6336 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6336 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6336 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 HR6336:


HR6336 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 291.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6336

HR6336 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 HR6336 are provided in the following table:

17h 02m 17s
+31° 53’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6336 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6336 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6336.

Visibility of HR6336 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 HR6336 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: 58.1°
Max altitude: 70.4°
Azimuth: 301.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6336

The image below is a photograph of HR6336 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 HR6336 is 0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6336 star
DSS2 image of HR6336. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6336 during the next 10000 years (7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6336 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6336 is distant 334.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

102.67 pc
334.70 ly
-13 km/s
0.045 arcsec/year
0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6336

HR6336 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6336 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6336. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6336