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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -8.5°   Azimuth: 211.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6392 is a variable and multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6392 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6392 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6392 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6392 star
DSS2 image of HR6392. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6392 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6392


HR6392 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.5°
Azimuth: 211.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6392

HR6392 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 HR6392 are provided in the following table:

17h 14m 27s
-39° 46’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6392 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6392 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6392.

Visibility of HR6392 from your location

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

HR6392 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6392 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6392 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-6 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6392

HR6392 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6392 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6392. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6392 star system properties

HR6392 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6392 double sysyem:

14.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6392