53 Draconis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Draco.
53 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Draconis:
53 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Draconis
53 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 53 Draconis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of 53 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
53 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 02:02 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Draconis is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 53 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement
53 Draconis is distant 340.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 53 Draconis
53 Draconis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.