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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 42.3°   Azimuth: 119.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6432 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6432 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6432 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 HR6432:


HR6432 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 119.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6432

HR6432 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6432 are provided in the following table:

17h 18m 05s
+17° 19’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6432 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6432 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6432.

Visibility of HR6432 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 HR6432 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: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6432

The image below is a photograph of HR6432 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 HR6432 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6432 star
DSS2 image of HR6432. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6432 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6432 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6432 is distant 401.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

123.15 pc
401.48 ly
4 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6432

HR6432 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6432 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6432. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6432