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26 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 48.0°   Azimuth: 316.1°   Direction: North-West

26 Draconis is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Draco.

26 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its faintness, 26 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.

26 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 26 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 26 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Draconis during the next 1000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.45 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 35m 13s
+61° 51’ 36”

J2000 Coordinates

17h 34m 59s
+61° 52’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 26 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Draconis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

26 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 26 Draconis double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

26 Draconis is distant 45.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

14.09 pc
45.93 ly
-13 km/s
0.26 arcsec/y
-0.507 "/y

Alternative Designations

26 Draconis
Gl 684 A

Visibility from Your Location

26 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 22:05 UTC (altitude: 79.6°)