17 Virginis is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.
17 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Virginis 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 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Virginis
17 Virginis 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 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 17 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 17 Virginis from your location
Today's 17 Virginis 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 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 17 Virginis 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 Virginis is -0.166 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 17 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
17 Virginis is distant 97.23 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 Virginis
17 Virginis belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
17 Virginis star system properties
17 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 17 Virginis double sysyem: