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41 Draconis

Altitude: 44.1°   Azimuth: 10.1°   Direction: North

41 Draconis is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Draco.

41 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, 41 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 41 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 44.1°
Azimuth: 10.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Draconis

41 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 41 Draconis are provided in the following table:

18h 00m 09s
+80° 00’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Draconis.

Visibility of 41 Draconis from your location

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

41 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 13:19 UTC (altitude: 61.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 41 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 41 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 41 Draconis is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.122 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 41 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Draconis during the next 1000 years (0.70 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.03 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 41 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

41 Draconis is distant 173.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

53.08 pc
173.04 ly
10 km/s
0.042 arcsec/year
0.122 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 41 Draconis

41 Draconis belongs to spectral class F7


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 41 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 41 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

41 Draconis star system properties

41 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 41 Draconis double sysyem:

19.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 41 Draconis

41 Draconis