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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: -33.2°   Azimuth: 98.6°   Direction: East

HR6366 is a star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6366 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6366 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 HR6366:


HR6366 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.2°
Azimuth: 98.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6366

HR6366 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6366 are provided in the following table:

17h 08m 47s
-30° 24’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6366 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6366 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6366.

Visibility of HR6366 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 HR6366 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: 120.4°
Max altitude: 8.1°
Azimuth: 239.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6366

The image below is a photograph of HR6366 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 HR6366 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6366 star
DSS2 image of HR6366. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6366 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6366 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6366 is distant 266.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

81.90 pc
266.99 ly
-30 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.062 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6366

HR6366 belongs to spectral class A


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6366 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6366. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6366