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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -66.6°   Azimuth: 292.3°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6398 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6398 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its faintness, HR6398 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 HR6398

Finder chart HR6398 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6398.

HR6398 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 HR6398 are provided in the following table:

17h 15m 35s
-38° 35’ 38”
Image of HR6398 star
DSS2 image of HR6398. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6398 during the next 1000 years (-3.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.87 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6398


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6398 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6398. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6398 star system properties

HR6398 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 HR6398 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Distance of HR6398 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6398 is distant 100.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 54 kilometers per second.

30.67 pc
100.00 ly
-54 km/s
-0.182 arcsec/year
-0.412 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6398


Visibility of HR6398 from your location

HR6398 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom