HR6478 is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Ara.
HR6478 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6478 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 HR6478:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6478
HR6478 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 HR6478 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6478 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6478 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR6478 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6478
The image below is a photograph of HR6478 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 HR6478 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6478 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6478 is distant 1,671.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6478
HR6478 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6478 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6478 star system properties
HR6478 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6478 double sysyem: