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HR6449

HR6449 is a double giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6449 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6449 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 HR6449:

6.46
Giant
HR6449 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6449

HR6449 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 HR6449 are provided in the following table:

17h 20m 52s
-10° 41’ 45”
12.51°
14.6°
Serpens

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6449 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6449 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6449.

Visibility of HR6449 from your location

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

Today's HR6449 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.7°
Max altitude: 27.8°
Azimuth: 259.3°
HR6449 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6449

The image below is a photograph of HR6449 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 HR6449 is 0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6449 star
DSS2 image of HR6449. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6449 during the next 10000 years (10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6449 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6449 is distant 153.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

47.19 pc
153.85 ly
12 km/s
0.065 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6449

HR6449 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

3.09
F1III
7276K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6449 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6449. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6449 star system properties

HR6449 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 HR6449 double sysyem:

6.46
14.26
7.8
8.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6449

SAO160482
SAO160482