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17 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 3.1°   Azimuth: 338.8°   Direction: North-North-West

17 Canum Venaticorum is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

17 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Canum Venaticorum 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 Canum Venaticorum:


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

Altitude: 3.1°
Azimuth: 338.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Canum Venaticorum

17 Canum Venaticorum 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 17 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

13h 10m 03s
+38° 29’ 56”
Canes Venatici

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

Finder chart 17 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 17 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 17 Canum Venaticorum from your location

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

Today's 17 Canum Venaticorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.5°
Max altitude: 77.0°
Azimuth: 308.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 17 Canum Venaticorum 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 Canum Venaticorum is -0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 17 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Canum Venaticorum during the next 10000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 17 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

17 Canum Venaticorum is distant 202.23 light years from the Sun

62.03 pc
202.23 ly
-0.07 arcsec/year
0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Canum Venaticorum

17 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

17 Canum Venaticorum star system properties

17 Canum Venaticorum is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 17 Canum Venaticorum double sysyem:

284.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 17 Canum Venaticorum

17 Canum Venaticorum