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Altitude: -15.7°   Azimuth: 200.5°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6274 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6274 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6274 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 HR6274:


HR6274 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.7°
Azimuth: 200.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6274

HR6274 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 HR6274 are provided in the following table:

16h 56m 08s
-50° 40’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6274 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6274 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6274.

Visibility of HR6274 from your location

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

HR6274 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6274

The image below is a photograph of HR6274 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 HR6274 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6274 star
DSS2 image of HR6274. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6274 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6274 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6274 is distant 751.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

230.41 pc
751.15 ly
19 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6274

HR6274 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6274 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6274. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6274