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30 Draconis

Altitude: 41.6°   Azimuth: 56.8°   Direction: East-North-East

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

30 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.02. Because of its reltive faintness, 30 Draconis 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 30 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 56.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 30 Draconis

30 Draconis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 30 Draconis are provided in the following table:

17h 49m 04s
+50° 46’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 30 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 30 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 30 Draconis.

Visibility of 30 Draconis from your location

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

30 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 12:48 UTC (altitude: 89.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 30 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 30 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 30 Draconis is -0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.211 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 30 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 30 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 30 Draconis during the next 1000 years (-0.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.52 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 30 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

30 Draconis is distant 216.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 55 kilometers per second.

66.53 pc
216.90 ly
-55 km/s
-0.048 arcsec/year
0.211 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 30 Draconis

30 Draconis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 30 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 30 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 30 Draconis

30 Draconis