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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 81.8°   Azimuth: 157.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6362 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6362 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6362 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 HR6362:


HR6362 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 81.8°
Azimuth: 157.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6362

HR6362 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6362 are provided in the following table:

17h 05m 04s
+43° 48’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6362 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6362 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6362.

Visibility of HR6362 from your location

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

HR6362 is circumpolar and transits at 12:04 UTC (altitude: 82.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6362

The image below is a photograph of HR6362 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 HR6362 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6362 star
DSS2 image of HR6362. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6362 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6362 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6362 is distant 469.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

144.09 pc
469.74 ly
-9 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6362

HR6362 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6362 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6362. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6362