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Altitude: 45.9°   Azimuth: 280.7°   Direction: West

HR6469 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6469 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6469 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 HR6469:


HR6469 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.9°
Azimuth: 280.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6469

HR6469 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6469 are provided in the following table:

17h 21m 43s
+39° 58’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6469 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6469 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6469.

Visibility of HR6469 from your location

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

HR6469 is circumpolar and transits at 12:29 UTC (altitude: 78.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6469

The image below is a photograph of HR6469 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 HR6469 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6469 star
DSS2 image of HR6469. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6469 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6469 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6469 is distant 209.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

64.39 pc
209.92 ly
3 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6469

HR6469 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6469 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6469. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6469