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36 Draconis

Altitude: 73.8°   Azimuth: 330.0°   Direction: North-North-West

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

36 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 73.8°
Azimuth: 330.0°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Draconis

36 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 36 Draconis are provided in the following table:

18h 13m 53s
+64° 23’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Draconis.

Visibility of 36 Draconis from your location

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

36 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 01:09 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Draconis is 0.349 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 36 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Draconis during the next 1000 years (5.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.58 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

36 Draconis is distant 76.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

23.50 pc
76.60 ly
-35 km/s
0.349 arcsec/year
0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Draconis

36 Draconis belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Draconis

36 Draconis
Gl 708.1