17 Cygni is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.
17 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 17 Cygni should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 17 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Cygni
17 Cygni 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 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Cygni from your location
Today's 17 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 17 Cygni 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 Cygni is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.446 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 17 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
17 Cygni is distant 68.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 17 Cygni
17 Cygni belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
17 Cygni star system properties
17 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 17 Cygni double sysyem: