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Altitude: -30.5°   Azimuth: 118.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2017 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2017 visual magnitude is 6.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2017 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 HR2017:


HR2017 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.5°
Azimuth: 118.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2017

HR2017 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2017 are provided in the following table:

05h 47m 58s
-40° 39’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2017 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2017 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2017.

Visibility of HR2017 from your location

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

HR2017 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2017

The image below is a photograph of HR2017 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 HR2017 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2017 star
DSS2 image of HR2017. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2017 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2017 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2017 is distant 958.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

294.12 pc
958.82 ly
13 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2017

HR2017 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2017 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2017. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2017