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Altitude: -30.5°   Azimuth: 154.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6356 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6356 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6356 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6356 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6356 star
DSS2 image of HR6356. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6356 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6356

Bright giant

HR6356 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.5°
Azimuth: 154.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6356

HR6356 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 HR6356 are provided in the following table:

17h 10m 06s
-61° 40’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6356 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6356 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6356.

Visibility of HR6356 from your location

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

HR6356 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6356 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6356 is distant 1,448.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

444.44 pc
1,448.89 ly
4 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6356

HR6356 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6356 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6356. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6356