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Altitude: 12.3°   Azimuth: 256.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6414 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6414 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6414 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 HR6414:


HR6414 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 256.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6414

HR6414 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 HR6414 are provided in the following table:

17h 16m 31s
+01° 12’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6414 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6414 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6414.

Visibility of HR6414 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 HR6414 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: 88.8°
Max altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 271.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6414

The image below is a photograph of HR6414 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 HR6414 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6414 star
DSS2 image of HR6414. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6414 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6414 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6414 is distant 605.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

185.87 pc
605.95 ly
-11 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6414

HR6414 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6414 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6414. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6414 star system properties

HR6414 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6414 double sysyem:

20.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6414