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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 0.5°   Azimuth: 20.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2217 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2217 visual magnitude is 6.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2217 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 HR2217:


HR2217 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.5°
Azimuth: 20.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2217

HR2217 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2217 are provided in the following table:

06h 15m 38s
+36° 08’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2217 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2217 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2217.

Visibility of HR2217 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 HR2217 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: 53.9°
Max altitude: 74.7°
Azimuth: 306.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2217

The image below is a photograph of HR2217 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 HR2217 is -0.065 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 HR2217 star
DSS2 image of HR2217. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2217 during the next 10000 years (-10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2217 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2217 is distant 157.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

48.31 pc
157.49 ly
7 km/s
-0.065 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2217

HR2217 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2217 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2217. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2217 star system properties

HR2217 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2217 double sysyem:

11.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2217