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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: -37.6°   Azimuth: 116.2°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2117 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2117 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2117 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2117 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2117 star
DSS2 image of HR2117. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2117 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2117

Bright giant

HR2117 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.6°
Azimuth: 116.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2117

HR2117 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 HR2117 are provided in the following table:

05h 58m 37s
-44° 02’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2117 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2117 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2117.

Visibility of HR2117 from your location

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

HR2117 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR2117 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2117 is distant 1,263.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

387.60 pc
1,263.57 ly
12 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2117

HR2117 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2117 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2117. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2117