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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6448

HR6448 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6448 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6448 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 HR6448:

6.32
Giant
HR6448 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6448

HR6448 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6448 are provided in the following table:

17h 16m 29s
+60° 40’ 14”
89.76°
34.96°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6448 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6448 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6448.

Visibility of HR6448 from your location

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

HR6448 is circumpolar and transits at 08:07 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6448

The image below is a photograph of HR6448 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 HR6448 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6448 star
DSS2 image of HR6448. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6448 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6448 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6448 is distant 482.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

147.93 pc
482.25 ly
17 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6448

HR6448 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.47
K1III
4537K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6448 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6448. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6448

SAO17414
SAO17414