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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -22.3°   Azimuth: 255.4°   Direction: West-South-West

HR43 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR43 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR43 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 HR43:


HR43 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -22.3°
Azimuth: 255.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR43

HR43 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 HR43 are provided in the following table:

00h 13m 44s
-26° 17’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR43 in the sky:

Finder chart HR43 star
Simplified finder chart for HR43.

Visibility of HR43 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 HR43 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: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR43

The image below is a photograph of HR43 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 HR43 is -0.02 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 HR43 star
DSS2 image of HR43. The red arrow shows the motion of HR43 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR43 from the Sun and relative movement

HR43 is distant 770.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

236.41 pc
770.69 ly
18 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR43

HR43 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR43 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR43. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR43