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Altitude: -56.0°   Azimuth: 5.7°   Direction: North

HR6365 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6365 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6365 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 HR6365:


HR6365 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.0°
Azimuth: 5.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6365

HR6365 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 HR6365 are provided in the following table:

17h 08m 14s
-17° 36’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6365 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6365 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6365.

Visibility of HR6365 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 HR6365 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: 107.6°
Max altitude: 20.9°
Azimuth: 252.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6365

The image below is a photograph of HR6365 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 HR6365 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6365 star
DSS2 image of HR6365. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6365 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6365 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6365 is distant 400.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

123.00 pc
400.98 ly
-14 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6365

HR6365 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6365 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6365. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6365