HR1217 is a variable star in the constellation of Eridanus.
HR1217 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1217 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 HR1217:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1217
HR1217 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 HR1217 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1217 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1217 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1217
The image below is a photograph of HR1217 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 HR1217 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1217 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1217 is distant 159.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1217
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1217 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.