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50 Draconis

Altitude: 57.6°   Azimuth: 23.0°   Direction: North-North-East

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

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


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

Altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 23.0°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 50 Draconis in the sky:

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

Visibility of 50 Draconis from your location

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

50 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 18:13 UTC (altitude: 66.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 50 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 50 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 50 Draconis is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.073 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of 50 Draconis

50 Draconis belongs to spectral class A1 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

Alternative designations of 50 Draconis

50 Draconis