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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:36 | Tran: 22:34 | Set: 0:31
Alt: -15.78°   Az: 233.47°   Direction: South-West

HR6470 is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Scorpius.

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

HR6470 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 26m 40s
-34° 43’ 00”
04h 40m 42s
22h 07m 23s


17h 25m 02s
-34° 41’ 47”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6470 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6470.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.027 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

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

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