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Altitude: -78.4°   Azimuth: 185.7°   Direction: South

HR6471 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6471 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6471 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 HR6471:


HR6471 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.4°
Azimuth: 185.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6471

HR6471 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 HR6471 are provided in the following table:

17h 28m 07s
-63° 02’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6471 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6471 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6471.

Visibility of HR6471 from your location

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

HR6471 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6471

The image below is a photograph of HR6471 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 HR6471 is -0.023 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 HR6471 star
DSS2 image of HR6471. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6471 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6471 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6471 is distant 781.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

239.81 pc
781.77 ly
-3 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6471

HR6471 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6471 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6471. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6471