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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29


HR6361 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6361 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6361 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 HR6361:

HR6361 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6361

HR6361 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6361 are provided in the following table:

17h 06m 52s
-01° 39’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6361 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6361 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6361.

Visibility of HR6361 from your location

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

Today's HR6361 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.3°
HR6361 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6361

The image below is a photograph of HR6361 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 HR6361 is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6361 star
DSS2 image of HR6361. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6361 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6361 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6361 is distant 286.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

87.87 pc
286.47 ly
7 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6361

HR6361 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6361 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6361. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6361 star system properties

HR6361 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6361 double sysyem:

20.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6361