HR6438 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Ara.
HR6438 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6438 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 HR6438:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6438
HR6438 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6438 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6438 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6438 from your location
HR6438 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6438
The image below is a photograph of HR6438 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 HR6438 is -0.021 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.
Distance of HR6438 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6438 is distant 785.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6438
HR6438 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6438 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6438 star system properties
HR6438 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6438 double sysyem: