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HR1406

HR1406 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1406 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1406 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 HR1406:

6.4
Main-sequence
HR1406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 51°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1406

HR1406 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 HR1406 are provided in the following table:

04h 28m 51s
+30° 21’ 41”
168.85°
-12.53°
Taurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1406 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1406 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1406.

Visibility of HR1406 from your location

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

Today's HR1406 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.6°
Max altitude: 68.9°
Azimuth: 300.4°
HR1406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1406

The image below is a photograph of HR1406 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 HR1406 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1406 star
DSS2 image of HR1406. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1406 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1406 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1406 is distant 176.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

54.29 pc
176.98 ly
-37 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1406

HR1406 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

2.73
F7V
6300K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1406 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1406. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1406 star system properties

HR1406 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 HR1406 double sysyem:

6.4
8.2
1.8
14.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1406

SAO57249
SAO57249