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Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 1.0°   Direction: North

HR6343 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6343 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6343 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 HR6343:


HR6343 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.8°
Azimuth: 1.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6343

HR6343 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 HR6343 are provided in the following table:

17h 03m 52s
+19° 41’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6343 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6343 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6343.

Visibility of HR6343 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 HR6343 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: 70.3°
Max altitude: 58.2°
Azimuth: 289.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6343

The image below is a photograph of HR6343 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 HR6343 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6343 star
DSS2 image of HR6343. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6343 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6343 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6343 is distant 1,116.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

342.47 pc
1,116.44 ly
-39 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6343

HR6343 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6343 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6343. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6343 star system properties

HR6343 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6343 double sysyem:

108.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6343