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17 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 24.6°   Azimuth: 357.8°   Direction: North

17 Camelopardalis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

17 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Camelopardalis 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 17 Camelopardalis:


17 Camelopardalis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 357.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Camelopardalis

17 Camelopardalis is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 17 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 30m 10s
+63° 04’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 17 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 17 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 17 Camelopardalis from your location

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

17 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 12:15 UTC (altitude: 78.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 17 Camelopardalis 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 17 Camelopardalis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 17 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Camelopardalis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 17 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

17 Camelopardalis is distant 931.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

285.71 pc
931.43 ly
-19 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Camelopardalis

17 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 17 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 17 Camelopardalis

17 Camelopardalis