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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2517:

Bright giant
HR2517 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 30°.

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.0°
Max altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 271.0°
HR2517 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2517

The image below is a photograph of HR2517 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 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);

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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of HR2517