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17 Leporis

Altitude: -40.0°   Azimuth: 297.3°   Direction: West-North-West

17 Leporis is a variable star in the constellation of Lepus.

17 Leporis visual magnitude is 4.93. Because of its moderate brightness, 17 Leporis 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 Leporis:


17 Leporis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.0°
Azimuth: 297.3°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Leporis

17 Leporis 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 Leporis are provided in the following table:

06h 04m 59s
-16° 29’ 03”

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

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

Visibility of 17 Leporis 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 Leporis 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: 106.5°
Max altitude: 22.0°
Azimuth: 253.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Leporis

The image below is a photograph of 17 Leporis 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 Leporis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Leporis star
DSS2 image of 17 Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Leporis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 17 Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

17 Leporis is distant 1,068.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

327.87 pc
1,068.85 ly
20 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Leporis

17 Leporis belongs to spectral class A2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Leporis is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 17 Leporis