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HR6419

HR6419 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6419 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6419 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 HR6419:

5.96
Giant
HR6419 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 62°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6419

HR6419 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 HR6419 are provided in the following table:

17h 15m 41s
+23° 44’ 34”
45.66°
30.94°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6419 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6419 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6419.

Visibility of HR6419 from your location

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

Today's HR6419 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.3°
Max altitude: 62.3°
Azimuth: 293.7°
HR6419 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6419

The image below is a photograph of HR6419 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 HR6419 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6419 star
DSS2 image of HR6419. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6419 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6419 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6419 is distant 746.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

228.83 pc
746.00 ly
-42 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6419

HR6419 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.84
K2III
4104K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6419 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6419. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6419

SAO84955
SAO84955