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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:41 | Tran: 3:46 | Set: 9:46
Altitude: 23.3°   Azimuth: 121.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8017 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8017 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its faintness, HR8017 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8017

Finder chart HR8017 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8017.

HR8017 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 HR8017 are provided in the following table:

20h 57m 10s
+00° 27’ 48”
Image of HR8017 star
DSS2 image of HR8017. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8017 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8017


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8017 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8017. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8017 star system properties

HR8017 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8017 double sysyem:

26.2 arcsec

Distance of HR8017 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8017 is distant 318.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

97.66 pc
318.36 ly
-26 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.065 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8017


Visibility of HR8017 from your location

Today's HR8017 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.5°
Max altitude: 39.0°
Azimuth: 270.5°