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HR6363

HR6363 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6363 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6363 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 HR6363:

6.09
Giant
HR6363 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 78°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6363

HR6363 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 HR6363 are provided in the following table:

17h 04m 49s
+48° 48’ 15”
75.2°
37.31°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6363 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6363 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6363.

Visibility of HR6363 from your location

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

HR6363 is circumpolar and transits at 12:09 UTC (altitude: 87.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6363

The image below is a photograph of HR6363 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 HR6363 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.066 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6363 star
DSS2 image of HR6363. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6363 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6363 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6363 is distant 330.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

101.32 pc
330.29 ly
12 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
-0.066 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6363

HR6363 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.06
K1III
4537K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6363 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6363. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6363

SAO46476
SAO46476