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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Camelopardalis in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Camelopardalis from your location
17 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 00:20 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.