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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -31.6°   Azimuth: 218.8°   Direction: South-West

HR6614 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6614 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6614 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 HR6614:


HR6614 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.6°
Azimuth: 218.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6614

HR6614 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 HR6614 are provided in the following table:

17h 48m 38s
-55° 24’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6614 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6614 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6614.

Visibility of HR6614 from your location

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

HR6614 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6614

The image below is a photograph of HR6614 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 HR6614 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6614 star
DSS2 image of HR6614. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6614 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6614 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6614 is distant 166.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

51.07 pc
166.50 ly
-21 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6614

HR6614 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6614 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6614. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6614