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


Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:54 | Tran: 0:22 | Set: 2:53
Altitude: -8.1°   Azimuth: 226.3°   Direction: South-West

HR6389 is a double bright giant star of spectral class B1 in the constellation of Scorpius.

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

Finder chart HR6389 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6389.

HR6389 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 HR6389 are provided in the following table:

17h 12m 58s
-32° 26’ 18”
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);

Key facts about HR6389

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


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:

30 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of HR6389


Visibility of HR6389 from your location

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

Azimuth: 122.4°
Max altitude: 6.1°
Azimuth: 237.6°