17 Sextantis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sextans.
17 Sextantis visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Sextantis 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 Sextantis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Sextantis
17 Sextantis 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 Sextantis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Sextantis in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Sextantis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Sextantis
The image below is a photograph of 17 Sextantis 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 Sextantis is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 17 Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement
17 Sextantis is distant 526.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 17 Sextantis
17 Sextantis belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.