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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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HR6404

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:42 | Tran: 22:24 | Set: 3:10
Alt: -44.81°   Az: 47.39°   Direction: North-East

HR6404 is a double giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6404 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its faintness, HR6404 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR6404 star
DSS2 image of HR6404. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6404 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 16m 44s
-14° 36’ 35”
14h 10m 36s
07h 27m 20s

J2000

17h 15m 20s
-14° 35’ 02”

Galactic Coordinates

8.38°
13.64°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6404 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6404.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.99
Giant

1.12
K1III
4515K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6404 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6404. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

5.99
11.09
5.1
4.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

94.07
306.68
-3 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/y
-0.001"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO160402
SAO160402

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6404 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.6°
Max altitude: 23.9°
Azimuth: 255.4°