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HR6444

HR6444 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6444 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6444 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 HR6444:

5.94
Giant
HR6444 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 74°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6444

HR6444 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 HR6444 are provided in the following table:

17h 18m 23s
+38° 48’ 41”
63.18°
34.03°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6444 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6444 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6444.

Visibility of HR6444 from your location

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

HR6444 is circumpolar and transits at 12:23 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6444

The image below is a photograph of HR6444 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 HR6444 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6444 star
DSS2 image of HR6444. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6444 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6444 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6444 is distant 319.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

98.04 pc
319.61 ly
-38 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.077 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6444

HR6444 belongs to spectral class G7

0.98
G7
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6444 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6444. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6444

SAO65930
SAO65930