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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:07 | Tran: 6:51 | Set: 12:36
Alt: 29.07°   Az: 218.22°   Direction: South-West

HR406 is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR406 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its faintness, HR406 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.

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.

Image of HR406 star
DSS2 image of HR406. The red arrow shows the motion of HR406 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


01h 26m 03s
-02° 43’ 17”
02h 11m 06s
03h 37m 09s


01h 24m 48s
-02° 50’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR406 star
Simplified finder chart for HR406.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR406 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR406. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

82.17 pc
267.87 ly
-27 km/s
0.013 arcsec/y
-0.03 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR406 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.7°
Max altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 267.3°