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HR6371

HR6371 is a double giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6371 visual magnitude is 5.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6371 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 HR6371:

5.08
Giant
HR6371 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6371

HR6371 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6371 are provided in the following table:

17h 10m 42s
-44° 33’ 26”
343.15°
-2.87°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6371 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6371 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6371.

Visibility of HR6371 from your location

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

HR6371 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6371

The image below is a photograph of HR6371 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 HR6371 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6371 star
DSS2 image of HR6371. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6371 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6371 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6371 is distant 299.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

92.00 pc
299.91 ly
-7 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6371

HR6371 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.26
G8III
5106K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6371 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6371. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6371 star system properties

HR6371 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 HR6371 double sysyem:

5.08
12.98
7.9
13.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6371

SAO227688
SAO227688