HR406 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR406 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR406 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 HR406:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR406
HR406 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR406 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR406 in the sky:
Visibility of HR406 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR406
The image below is a photograph of HR406 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 HR406 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR406 from the Sun and relative movement
HR406 is distant 267.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR406
HR406 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR406 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.