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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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50 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 57.2°   Azimuth: 336.9°   Direction: North-North-West

50 Draconis is a main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Draco.

50 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its faintness, 50 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 50 Draconis

Finder chart 50 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 50 Draconis.

50 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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 50 Draconis are provided in the following table:

18h 46m 22s
+75° 26’ 02”
Image of 50 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 50 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 50 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 50 Draconis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 50 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 50 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 50 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

50 Draconis is distant 303.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

93.20 pc
303.82 ly
-8 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.073 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 50 Draconis

50 Draconis

Visibility of 50 Draconis from your location

50 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 01:03 UTC (altitude: 66.0°)