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HR6460

HR6460 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6460 visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6460 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 HR6460:

5.12
Giant
HR6460 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6460

HR6460 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 HR6460 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 12s
-44° 09’ 45”
344.86°
-4.62°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6460 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6460 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6460.

Visibility of HR6460 from your location

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

HR6460 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6460

The image below is a photograph of HR6460 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 HR6460 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6460 star
DSS2 image of HR6460. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6460 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6460 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6460 is distant 756.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

232.02 pc
756.38 ly
13 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6460

HR6460 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.71
B7III
10941K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6460 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6460. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6460

SAO227911
SAO227911