HR6404 is a double giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6404 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6404 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 HR6404:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6404
HR6404 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 HR6404 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6404 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6404 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6404
The image below is a photograph of HR6404 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 HR6404 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6404 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6404 is distant 306.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6404
HR6404 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6404 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6404 star system properties
HR6404 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 HR6404 double sysyem: