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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR6452 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6452 visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6452 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6452:

HR6452 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 56°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6452

HR6452 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6452 are provided in the following table:

17h 20m 18s
+18° 03’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6452 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6452 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6452.

Visibility of HR6452 from your location

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

Today's HR6452 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.9°
Max altitude: 56.6°
Azimuth: 288.1°
HR6452 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6452

The image below is a photograph of HR6452 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 HR6452 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6452 star
DSS2 image of HR6452. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6452 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6452 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6452 is distant 472.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

144.93 pc
472.46 ly
-46 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6452

HR6452 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6452 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6452. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6452