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HR6429 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR6429 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6429 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 HR6429:

HR6429 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6429

HR6429 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6429 are provided in the following table:

17h 31m 27s
-80° 51’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6429 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6429 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6429.

Visibility of HR6429 from your location

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

HR6429 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6429

The image below is a photograph of HR6429 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 HR6429 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6429 star
DSS2 image of HR6429. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6429 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6429 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6429 is distant 810.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

248.76 pc
810.95 ly
-19 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6429

HR6429 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6429 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6429. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6429