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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR1917 is a giant star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1917 visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1917 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 HR1917:

HR1917 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1917

HR1917 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1917 are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 59s
-64° 13’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1917 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1917 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1917.

Visibility of HR1917 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR1917 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1917

The image below is a photograph of HR1917 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 HR1917 is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1917 star
DSS2 image of HR1917. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1917 during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1917 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1917 is distant 231.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

71.07 pc
231.70 ly
10 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1917

HR1917 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1917 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1917. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1917