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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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46 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 77.83°   Az: 62.83°   Direction: East-North-East

46 Draconis is a variable and multiple star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Draco.

46 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its faintness, 46 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.

46 Draconis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 46 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 46 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 46 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 43m 06s
+55° 33’ 53”
22h 42m 30s
17h 25m 37s


18h 42m 37s
+55° 32’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 46 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 46 Draconis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

46 Draconis is also a Hg chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 46 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

46 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 46 Draconis double sysyem:

146.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

46 Draconis is distant 363.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

111.61 pc
363.84 ly
-30 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/y
0.024 "/y

Alternative Designations

46 Draconis

Visibility from Your Location

46 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 23:05 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)