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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 1.6°   Azimuth: 177.1°   Direction: South

HR445 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR445 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR445 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 HR445:


HR445 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.6°
Azimuth: 177.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR445

HR445 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 HR445 are provided in the following table:

01h 32m 56s
-36° 51’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR445 in the sky:

Finder chart HR445 star
Simplified finder chart for HR445.

Visibility of HR445 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 HR445 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: 126.9°
Max altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 233.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR445

The image below is a photograph of HR445 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 HR445 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR445 star
DSS2 image of HR445. The red arrow shows the motion of HR445 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR445 from the Sun and relative movement

HR445 is distant 265.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

81.37 pc
265.26 ly
13 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR445

HR445 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR445 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR445. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR445