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HR6463

HR6463 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6463 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6463 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 HR6463:

6.35
Giant
HR6463 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 12°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6463

HR6463 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 HR6463 are provided in the following table:

17h 21m 33s
+16° 43’ 50”
38.69°
27.2°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6463 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6463 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6463.

Visibility of HR6463 from your location

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

Today's HR6463 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.3°
Max altitude: 55.3°
Azimuth: 286.7°
HR6463 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6463

The image below is a photograph of HR6463 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 HR6463 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6463 star
DSS2 image of HR6463. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6463 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6463 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6463 is distant 742.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

227.79 pc
742.60 ly
39 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6463

HR6463 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.44
M2III
3635K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6463 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6463. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6463

SAO102770
SAO102770