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10 Draconis

Altitude: 27.0°   Azimuth: 8.4°   Direction: North

10 Draconis is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Draco.

10 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.65. Because of its moderate brightness, 10 Draconis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 10 Draconis:


10 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.0°
Azimuth: 8.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 10 Draconis

10 Draconis 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 10 Draconis are provided in the following table:

13h 51m 25s
+64° 43’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 10 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 10 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 10 Draconis.

Visibility of 10 Draconis from your location

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

10 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 08:51 UTC (altitude: 76.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 10 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 10 Draconis 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 10 Draconis is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 10 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 10 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 10 Draconis during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 10 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

10 Draconis is distant 391.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

120.05 pc
391.36 ly
-11 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 10 Draconis

10 Draconis belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 10 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 10 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

10 Draconis star system properties

10 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 10 Draconis double sysyem:

90.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 10 Draconis

10 Draconis