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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -35.2°   Azimuth: 344.3°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6412 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6412 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6412 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 HR6412:


HR6412 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.2°
Azimuth: 344.3°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6412

HR6412 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 HR6412 are provided in the following table:

17h 16m 14s
+02° 11’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6412 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6412 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6412.

Visibility of HR6412 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 HR6412 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: 87.8°
Max altitude: 40.7°
Azimuth: 272.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6412

The image below is a photograph of HR6412 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 HR6412 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6412 star
DSS2 image of HR6412. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6412 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6412 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6412 is distant 588.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

180.51 pc
588.45 ly
4 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6412

HR6412 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6412 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6412. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6412