45 Draconis is a supergiant star in the constellation of Draco.
45 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.77. Because of its moderate brightness, 45 Draconis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 45 Draconis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 45 Draconis
45 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 45 Draconis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 45 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of 45 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
45 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 02:03 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 45 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of 45 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 45 Draconis is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 45 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement
45 Draconis is distant 2,884.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 45 Draconis
45 Draconis belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 45 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.