HR6399 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6399 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6399 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 HR6399:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6399
HR6399 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6399 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6399 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6399 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR6399 is circumpolar and transits at 04:50 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6399
The image below is a photograph of HR6399 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 HR6399 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6399 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6399 is distant 315.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6399
HR6399 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6399 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6399 star system properties
HR6399 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 HR6399 double sysyem: