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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR6473 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6473 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6473 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 HR6473:

HR6473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6473

HR6473 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 HR6473 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 37s
-18° 26’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6473 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6473 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6473.

Visibility of HR6473 from your location

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

Today's HR6473 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.4°
Max altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 251.6°
HR6473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6473

The image below is a photograph of HR6473 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 HR6473 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6473 star
DSS2 image of HR6473. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6473 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6473 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6473 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

213.22 pc
695.10 ly
-21 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6473

HR6473 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6473 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6473. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6473