HR431 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Sculptor.
HR431 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR431 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 HR431:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR431
HR431 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 HR431 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR431 in the sky:
Visibility of HR431 from your location
Today's HR431 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR431
The image below is a photograph of HR431 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 HR431 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR431 from the Sun and relative movement
HR431 is distant 284.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR431
HR431 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR431 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.