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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:39 | Tran: 23:48 | Set: 1:01
Altitude: -72.0°   Azimuth: 316.3°   Direction: North-West

HR6344 is a multiple sub-giant star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6344 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its faintness, HR6344 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6344

Finder chart HR6344 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6344


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6344


Visibility of HR6344 from your location

Today's HR6344 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°