HR6443 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6443 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6443 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 HR6443:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6443
HR6443 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6443 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6443 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6443 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6443 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6443
The image below is a photograph of HR6443 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 HR6443 is 0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6443 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6443 is distant 318.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6443
HR6443 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6443 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.