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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24


HR409 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR409 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR409 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 HR409:

HR409 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 26°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR409

HR409 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 HR409 are provided in the following table:

01h 26m 18s
+43° 27’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR409 in the sky:

Finder chart HR409 star
Simplified finder chart for HR409.

Visibility of HR409 from your location

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

HR409 is circumpolar and transits at 12:59 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR409

The image below is a photograph of HR409 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 HR409 is 0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.06 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR409 star
DSS2 image of HR409. The red arrow shows the motion of HR409 during the next 1000 years (1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR409 from the Sun and relative movement

HR409 is distant 134.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

41.31 pc
134.66 ly
31 km/s
0.103 arcsec/year
-0.06 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR409

HR409 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR409 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR409. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR409