17 Hydrae is a double star in the constellation of Hydra.
17 Hydrae visual magnitude is 6.67. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Hydrae 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 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Hydrae
17 Hydrae 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 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 17 Hydrae 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 Hydrae is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of 17 Hydrae
17 Hydrae belongs to spectral class A2
17 Hydrae star system properties
17 Hydrae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 17 Hydrae double sysyem: