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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -18.1°   Azimuth: 182.4°   Direction: South

HR6442 is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Ara.

HR6442 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its faintness, HR6442 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6442

Finder chart HR6442 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6442.

HR6442 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6442


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6442


Visibility of HR6442 from your location

HR6442 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK