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HR6427 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6427 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6427 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 HR6427:

HR6427 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6427

HR6427 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6427 are provided in the following table:

17h 19m 24s
-44° 13’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6427 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6427 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6427.

Visibility of HR6427 from your location

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

HR6427 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6427

The image below is a photograph of HR6427 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 HR6427 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6427 star
DSS2 image of HR6427. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6427 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6427 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6427 is distant 928.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

284.90 pc
928.77 ly
-15 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6427

HR6427 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6427 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6427. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6427 star system properties

HR6427 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 HR6427 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6427