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Altitude: -62.5°   Azimuth: 280.5°   Direction: West

HR2917 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2917 visual magnitude is 6.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2917 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 HR2917:


HR2917 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.5°
Azimuth: 280.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2917

HR2917 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 HR2917 are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 58s
-39° 54’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2917 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2917 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2917.

Visibility of HR2917 from your location

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

HR2917 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2917

The image below is a photograph of HR2917 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 HR2917 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2917 star
DSS2 image of HR2917. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2917 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2917 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2917 is distant 561.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

172.12 pc
561.10 ly
30 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2917

HR2917 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2917 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2917. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2917