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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -10.4°   Azimuth: 285.0°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2517 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2517 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2517 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2517 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2517 star
DSS2 image of HR2517. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2517 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2517

Bright giant

HR2517 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.4°
Azimuth: 285.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2517

HR2517 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 HR2517 are provided in the following table:

06h 49m 03s
+01° 00’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2517 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2517 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2517.

Visibility of HR2517 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 HR2517 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: 89.0°
Max altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 271.0°

Distance of HR2517 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2517 is distant 1,975.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

606.06 pc
1,975.76 ly
23 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2517

HR2517 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2517 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2517. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2517