HR6472 is a double giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6472 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6472 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 HR6472:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6472 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6472 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6472 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6472
The image below is a photograph of HR6472 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 HR6472 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR6472
HR6472 belongs to spectral class G8 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.
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: