48 Draconis is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.
48 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 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 48 Draconis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Draconis
48 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 48 Draconis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
48 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 02:19 UTC (altitude: 83.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Draconis is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement
48 Draconis is distant 285.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Draconis
48 Draconis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.