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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 60.2°   Azimuth: 167.8°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6364 is a double giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6364 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6364 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 HR6364:


HR6364 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 60.2°
Azimuth: 167.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6364

HR6364 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 HR6364 are provided in the following table:

17h 06m 18s
+22° 05’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6364 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6364 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6364.

Visibility of HR6364 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 HR6364 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: 67.9°
Max altitude: 60.6°
Azimuth: 292.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6364

The image below is a photograph of HR6364 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 HR6364 is -0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6364 star
DSS2 image of HR6364. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6364 during the next 1000 years (-1.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.63 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6364 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6364 is distant 357.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 96 kilometers per second.

109.77 pc
357.85 ly
-96 km/s
-0.094 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6364

HR6364 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6364 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6364. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6364 star system properties

HR6364 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 HR6364 double sysyem:

30.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6364