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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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41 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 58.6°   Azimuth: 12.3°   Direction: North-North-East

41 Draconis is a variable and multiple star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Draco.

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

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.

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);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 58m 18s
+80° 00’ 13”
21h 23m 28s

J2000 Coordinates

18h 00m 09s
+80° 00’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

111.78°
28.9°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.68

2.06
F7
6389K

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

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:

5.68
6.08
0.4
19.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
0.122 "/y

Alternative Designations

41 Draconis
SAO8996
SAO8996

Visibility from Your Location

41 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 22:30 UTC (altitude: 61.5°)