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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 25.9°   Azimuth: 258.9°   Direction: West

HR6342 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6342 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6342 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 HR6342:


HR6342 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 258.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6342

HR6342 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 HR6342 are provided in the following table:

17h 03m 57s
+13° 34’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6342 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6342 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6342.

Visibility of HR6342 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 HR6342 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 HR6342

The image below is a photograph of HR6342 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 HR6342 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.129 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6342 star
DSS2 image of HR6342. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6342 during the next 1000 years (0.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.15 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6342 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6342 is distant 337.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

103.52 pc
337.47 ly
46 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.129 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6342

HR6342 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6342 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6342. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6342