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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
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SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: 63.5°   Azimuth: 32.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6345 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6345 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6345 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 HR6345:


HR6345 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 32.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6345

HR6345 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6345 are provided in the following table:

16h 59m 02s
+69° 11’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6345 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6345 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6345.

Visibility of HR6345 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6345 is circumpolar and transits at 23:46 UTC (altitude: 72.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6345

The image below is a photograph of HR6345 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 HR6345 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6345 star
DSS2 image of HR6345. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6345 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6345 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6345 is distant 284.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

87.26 pc
284.47 ly
-27 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6345

HR6345 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6345 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6345. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6345