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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 44.6°   Azimuth: 340.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6379 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR6379 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6379 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 HR6379:


HR6379 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 340.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6379

HR6379 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6379 are provided in the following table:

17h 01m 40s
+75° 17’ 49”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6379 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6379 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6379.

Visibility of HR6379 from your location

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

HR6379 is circumpolar and transits at 00:05 UTC (altitude: 66.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6379

The image below is a photograph of HR6379 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 HR6379 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6379 star
DSS2 image of HR6379. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6379 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6379 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6379 is distant 146.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

44.92 pc
146.45 ly
1 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6379

HR6379 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6379 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6379. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6379