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HR6368

Altitude: -37.1°   Azimuth: 154.9°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6368 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6368 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6368 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 HR6368:

5.89
Hypergiant

HR6368 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.1°
Azimuth: 154.9°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6368

HR6368 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 HR6368 are provided in the following table:

17h 13m 17s
-67° 11’ 48”
324.46°
-16.09°
Ara

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6368 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6368 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6368.

Visibility of HR6368 from your location

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

HR6368 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6368

The image below is a photograph of HR6368 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 HR6368 is -0.18 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.093 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6368 star
DSS2 image of HR6368. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6368 during the next 1000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6368 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6368 is distant 326.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

100.20 pc
326.65 ly
-8 km/s
-0.18 arcsec/year
-0.093 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6368

HR6368 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.89
K0III
4603K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6368 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6368. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6368 star system properties

HR6368 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6368 double sysyem:

5.89
9.09
3.2
34.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6368

SAO253827
SAO253827