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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:35 | Tran: 22:43 | Set: 23:52
Alt: -74.71°   Az: 24.43°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6456 is a double giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6456 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its faintness, HR6456 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR6456 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of HR6456 star
DSS2 image of HR6456. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6456 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 24m 34s
-37° 14’ 31”
12h 31m 29s
05h 56m 04s


17h 22m 54s
-37° 13’ 14”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6456 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6456.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6456 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6456. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6456 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 HR6456 double sysyem:

20.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6456 is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
-36 km/s
0.033 arcsec/y
-0.026 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6456 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°