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HR6442

HR6442 is a giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6442 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6442 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 HR6442:

5.8
Giant
HR6442 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6442

HR6442 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 HR6442 are provided in the following table:

17h 23m 06s
-56° 31’ 31”
334.34°
-11.29°
Ara

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6442 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6442 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6442.

Visibility of HR6442 from your location

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

HR6442 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6442

The image below is a photograph of HR6442 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 HR6442 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6442 star
DSS2 image of HR6442. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6442 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6442 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6442 is distant 408.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

125.31 pc
408.52 ly
-6 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6442

HR6442 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.31
G8III
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6442 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6442. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6442

SAO244685
SAO244685