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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24


HR6434 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6434 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6434 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 HR6434:

HR6434 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 43°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6434

HR6434 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 HR6434 are provided in the following table:

17h 18m 52s
+06° 05’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6434 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6434 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6434.

Visibility of HR6434 from your location

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

Today's HR6434 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.9°
Max altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 276.1°
HR6434 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6434

The image below is a photograph of HR6434 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 HR6434 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6434 star
DSS2 image of HR6434. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6434 during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6434 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6434 is distant 454.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

139.47 pc
454.67 ly
-25 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6434

HR6434 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 HR6434 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6434. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6434