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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 2.4°   Azimuth: 194.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6470 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6470 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6470 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 HR6470:


HR6470 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.4°
Azimuth: 194.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6470

HR6470 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6470 are provided in the following table:

17h 25m 02s
-34° 41’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6470 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6470 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6470.

Visibility of HR6470 from your location

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

Today's HR6470 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.7°
Max altitude: 3.8°
Azimuth: 235.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6470

The image below is a photograph of HR6470 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 HR6470 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6470 star
DSS2 image of HR6470. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6470 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6470 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6470 is distant 505.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

155.04 pc
505.43 ly
-18 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6470

HR6470 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6470 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6470. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6470