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49 Draconis

Altitude: 17.3°   Azimuth: 4.5°   Direction: North

49 Draconis is a bright giant star in the constellation of Draco.

49 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 49 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 49 Draconis:

Bright giant

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

Altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 4.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 49 Draconis

49 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 49 Draconis are provided in the following table:

19h 00m 43s
+55° 39’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 49 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 49 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Draconis.

Visibility of 49 Draconis from your location

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

49 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 18:31 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 49 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 49 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 49 Draconis is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 49 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 49 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 49 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

49 Draconis is distant 494.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

151.75 pc
494.69 ly
10 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 49 Draconis

49 Draconis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 49 Draconis

49 Draconis