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17 Lyrae

Altitude: 4.1°   Azimuth: 39.2°   Direction: North-East

17 Lyrae is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Lyra.

17 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Lyrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 17 Lyrae is 0.13 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Lyrae star
DSS2 image of 17 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Lyrae during the next 1000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.38 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 17 Lyrae


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

Altitude: 4.1°
Azimuth: 39.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Lyrae

17 Lyrae 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 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

19h 07m 25s
+32° 30’ 06”

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

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

Visibility of 17 Lyrae 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 Lyrae 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: 57.5°
Max altitude: 71.0°
Azimuth: 302.5°

Distance of 17 Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement

17 Lyrae is distant 132.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

40.58 pc
132.31 ly
4 km/s
0.13 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Lyrae

17 Lyrae belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

17 Lyrae star system properties

17 Lyrae 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 Lyrae double sysyem:

3.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 17 Lyrae