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HR6344 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6344 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6344 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 HR6344:

HR6344 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 1°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6344

HR6344 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6344 are provided in the following table:

17h 06m 20s
-37° 13’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6344 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6344 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6344.

Visibility of HR6344 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 HR6344 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: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°
HR6344 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6344

The image below is a photograph of HR6344 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 HR6344 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6344 star
DSS2 image of HR6344. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6344 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6344 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6344 is distant 421.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

129.37 pc
421.73 ly
-21 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6344

HR6344 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6344 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6344. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6344 star system properties

HR6344 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 HR6344 double sysyem:

5.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6344