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17 Vulpeculae

Altitude: 14.6°   Azimuth: 289.7°   Direction: West-North-West

17 Vulpeculae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

17 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 5.07. Because of its reltive faintness, 17 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae:

5.07
Main-sequence

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

Altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 289.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 17 Vulpeculae

17 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 06m 53s
+23° 36’ 51”
62.48°
-4.65°
Vulpecula

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

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

Visibility of 17 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae 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: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.1°
Azimuth: 293.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 17 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 17 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 17 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 17 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 17 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 17 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

17 Vulpeculae is distant 488.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

149.70 pc
488.02 ly
-5 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 17 Vulpeculae

17 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.81
B3V
13121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 17 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 17 Vulpeculae

17 Vulpeculae
SAO88212
SAO88212