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17 Capricorni

Altitude: 11.3°   Azimuth: 211.5°   Direction: South-South-West

17 Capricorni is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

17 Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Capricorni should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 17 Capricorni is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Capricorni star
DSS2 image of 17 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Capricorni during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 17 Capricorni


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

Altitude: 11.3°
Azimuth: 211.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Capricorni

17 Capricorni 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 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

20h 46m 09s
-21° 30’ 51”

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

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

Visibility of 17 Capricorni 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 Capricorni 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: 111.5°
Max altitude: 17.0°
Azimuth: 248.5°

Distance of 17 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

17 Capricorni is distant 269.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

82.71 pc
269.64 ly
18 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Capricorni

17 Capricorni belongs to spectral class A0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 17 Capricorni

17 Capricorni