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19 Draconis

Altitude: 26.6°   Azimuth: 359.2°   Direction: North

19 Draconis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

19 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, 19 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 19 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 26.6°
Azimuth: 359.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Draconis

19 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 19 Draconis are provided in the following table:

16h 56m 01s
+65° 08’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Draconis.

Visibility of 19 Draconis from your location

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

19 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 11:40 UTC (altitude: 76.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 19 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 19 Draconis is 0.24 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 19 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Draconis during the next 1000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

19 Draconis is distant 49.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

15.09 pc
49.19 ly
-23 km/s
0.24 arcsec/year
0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Draconis

19 Draconis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 19 Draconis

19 Draconis