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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -7.6°   Azimuth: 119.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6474 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6474 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6474 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 HR6474:


HR6474 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.6°
Azimuth: 119.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6474

HR6474 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 HR6474 are provided in the following table:

17h 25m 06s
-24° 14’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6474 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6474 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6474.

Visibility of HR6474 from your location

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

Today's HR6474 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.2°
Max altitude: 14.3°
Azimuth: 245.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6474

The image below is a photograph of HR6474 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 HR6474 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6474 star
DSS2 image of HR6474. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6474 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6474 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6474 is distant 424.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

130.21 pc
424.48 ly
20 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6474

HR6474 belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6474 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6474. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6474