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Altitude: -78.1°   Azimuth: 52.3°   Direction: North-East

HR6174 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6174 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6174 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6174 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6174 star
DSS2 image of HR6174. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6174 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6174


HR6174 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.1°
Azimuth: 52.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6174

HR6174 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6174 are provided in the following table:

16h 38m 26s
-43° 23’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6174 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6174 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6174.

Visibility of HR6174 from your location

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

HR6174 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6174 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6174 is distant 686.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

210.53 pc
686.32 ly
1 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6174

HR6174 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6174 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6174. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6174 star system properties

HR6174 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 HR6174 double sysyem:

16.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6174