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Altitude: -24.1°   Azimuth: 12.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6341 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6341 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6341 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 HR6341:


HR6341 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.1°
Azimuth: 12.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6341

HR6341 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 HR6341 are provided in the following table:

17h 03m 39s
+13° 36’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6341 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6341 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6341.

Visibility of HR6341 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 HR6341 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: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6341

The image below is a photograph of HR6341 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 HR6341 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6341 star
DSS2 image of HR6341. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6341 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6341 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6341 is distant 263.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

80.78 pc
263.33 ly
-32 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6341

HR6341 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6341 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6341. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6341 star system properties

HR6341 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6341 double sysyem:

299.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6341