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HR406

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:

6.15
Giant
HR406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 33°.

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:

01h 24m 48s
-02° 50’ 54”
142.56°
-64.44°
Cetus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR406 in the sky:

Finder chart HR406 star
Simplified finder chart for HR406.

Visibility of HR406 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 92.8°
Max altitude: 35.7°
Azimuth: 267.2°
HR406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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);

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.

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

Spectral properties of HR406

HR406 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.58
G8III
4841K

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

Alternative designations of HR406

SAO129280
SAO129280