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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:45 | Tran: 0:45 | Set: 4:50
Altitude: -11.9°   Azimuth: 109.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6472 is a double giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6472 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its faintness, HR6472 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6472

Finder chart HR6472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6472.

HR6472 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 HR6472 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 42s
-21° 26’ 30”
Image of HR6472 star
DSS2 image of HR6472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6472 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6472


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6472 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6472 star system properties

HR6472 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6472 double sysyem:

4.3 arcsec

Distance of HR6472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6472 is distant 301.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 56 kilometers per second.

92.51 pc
301.57 ly
-56 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6472


Visibility of HR6472 from your location

Today's HR6472 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.6°