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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:06 south
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HR6347 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6347 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6347 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 HR6347:

HR6347 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6347

HR6347 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 HR6347 are provided in the following table:

17h 06m 28s
-35° 27’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6347 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6347 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6347.

Visibility of HR6347 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 HR6347 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.1°
Azimuth: 234.5°
HR6347 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6347

The image below is a photograph of HR6347 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 HR6347 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6347 star
DSS2 image of HR6347. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6347 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6347 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6347 is distant 1,194.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

366.30 pc
1,194.14 ly
2 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6347

HR6347 belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6347 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6347. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6347 star system properties

HR6347 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6347 double sysyem:

2.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6347