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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6717

HR6717 is a variable star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6717 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6717 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 HR6717:

6.24
HR6717 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 40°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6717

HR6717 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6717 are provided in the following table:

17h 50m 10s
+78° 18’ 24”
109.94°
29.62°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6717 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6717 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6717.

Visibility of HR6717 from your location

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

HR6717 is circumpolar and transits at 08:41 UTC (altitude: 63.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6717

The image below is a photograph of HR6717 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 HR6717 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6717 star
DSS2 image of HR6717. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6717 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6717 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6717 is distant 890.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

273.22 pc
890.71 ly
-7 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6717

HR6717 belongs to spectral class K5

-0.94
K5
3886K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6717 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6717. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6717

SAO8946
SAO8946