17 Canis Majoris
17 Canis Majoris is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
17 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Canis Majoris 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 Canis Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Canis Majoris
17 Canis Majoris 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 17 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Canis Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Canis Majoris from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Canis Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 17 Canis Majoris 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 Canis Majoris is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 17 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
17 Canis Majoris is distant 604.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 17 Canis Majoris
17 Canis Majoris belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
17 Canis Majoris star system properties
17 Canis Majoris is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 17 Canis Majoris double sysyem: