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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -63.0°   Azimuth: 56.1°   Direction: North-East

HR6409 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6409 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6409 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 HR6409 is -0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6409 star
DSS2 image of HR6409. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6409 during the next 1000 years (-1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.93 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6409


HR6409 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -63.0°
Azimuth: 56.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6409

HR6409 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 HR6409 are provided in the following table:

17h 17m 03s
-32° 39’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6409 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6409 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6409.

Visibility of HR6409 from your location

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

Today's HR6409 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.7°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.3°

Distance of HR6409 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6409 is distant 164.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

50.51 pc
164.65 ly
-36 km/s
-0.096 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6409

HR6409 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6409 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6409. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6409