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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -70.5°   Azimuth: 152.5°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6368 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Ara.

HR6368 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its faintness, HR6368 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6368

Finder chart HR6368 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6368


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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:

34.1 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of HR6368


Visibility of HR6368 from your location

HR6368 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom