HR8017 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8017 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8017 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 HR8017:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8017 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8017 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8017
The image below is a photograph of HR8017 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 HR8017 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR8017
HR8017 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 HR8017 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: