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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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20 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 26.74°   Az: 355.26°   Direction: North

20 Draconis is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class F1 in the constellation of Draco.

20 Draconis visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its faintness, 20 Draconis 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.

20 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.

Image of 20 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 20 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 56m 32s
+65° 00’ 06”
11h 19m 45s
04h 16m 18s

J2000

16h 56m 25s
+65° 02’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates

95.55°
36.45°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 20 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Draconis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.41
Main-sequence

2.28
F1V
6989K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

20 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 20 Draconis double sysyem:

6.41
6.61
0.2
1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

20 Draconis is distant 218.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

67.11 pc
218.79 ly
-21 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/y
0.032 "/y

Alternative Designations

20 Draconis
SAO17285
SAO17285

Visibility from Your Location

20 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 21:15 UTC (altitude: 76.5°)