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HR6389

HR6389 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6389 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6389 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 HR6389:

6.01
Bright giant
HR6389 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6389

HR6389 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 HR6389 are provided in the following table:

17h 12m 58s
-32° 26’ 18”
353.2°
3.91°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6389 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6389 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6389.

Visibility of HR6389 from your location

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

Today's HR6389 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.4°
Max altitude: 6.1°
Azimuth: 237.6°
HR6389 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6389

The image below is a photograph of HR6389 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 HR6389 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6389 star
DSS2 image of HR6389. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6389 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6389 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6389 is distant 3,747.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

1,149.43 pc
3,747.13 ly
17 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6389

HR6389 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-4.29
B1II
9328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6389 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6389. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6389 star system properties

HR6389 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 HR6389 double sysyem:

6.01
13.51
7.5
30 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6389

SAO208539
SAO208539