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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 5.4°   Azimuth: 149.3°   Direction: South-South-East

HR517 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR517 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR517 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 HR517 is 0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR517 star
DSS2 image of HR517. The red arrow shows the motion of HR517 during the next 1000 years (1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.87 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR517


HR517 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 149.3°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR517

HR517 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 HR517 are provided in the following table:

01h 46m 00s
-27° 20’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR517 in the sky:

Finder chart HR517 star
Simplified finder chart for HR517.

Visibility of HR517 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 HR517 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: 117.3°
Max altitude: 11.2°
Azimuth: 242.7°

Distance of HR517 from the Sun and relative movement

HR517 is distant 140.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

43.18 pc
140.76 ly
6 km/s
0.095 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR517

HR517 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR517 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR517. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR517