Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Ara » 

HR6374

Altitude: -24.0°   Azimuth: 220.1°   Direction: South-West

HR6374 is a giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6374 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6374 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 HR6374:

5.84
Giant

HR6374 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.0°
Azimuth: 220.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6374

HR6374 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 HR6374 are provided in the following table:

17h 11m 38s
-48° 52’ 27”
339.74°
-5.54°
Ara

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6374 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6374 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6374.

Visibility of HR6374 from your location

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

HR6374 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6374

The image below is a photograph of HR6374 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 HR6374 is 0.029 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 HR6374 star
DSS2 image of HR6374. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6374 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6374 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6374 is distant 829.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

254.45 pc
829.52 ly
15 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6374

HR6374 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.19
M1III
3345K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6374 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6374. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6374

SAO227699
SAO227699