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HR6338 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6338 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6338 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 HR6338:

HR6338 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6338

HR6338 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6338 are provided in the following table:

17h 05m 48s
-44° 06’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6338 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6338 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6338.

Visibility of HR6338 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6338 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6338

The image below is a photograph of HR6338 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 HR6338 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6338 star
DSS2 image of HR6338. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6338 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6338 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6338 is distant 215.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

65.96 pc
215.04 ly
-33 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6338

HR6338 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6338 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6338. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6338