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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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53 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 31.01°   Az: 324.52°   Direction: North-West

53 Draconis is a variable giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Draco.

53 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its faintness, 53 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.

Image of 53 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 53 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Draconis during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

19h 12m 08s
+56° 54’ 04”
07h 37m 25s
02h 49m 34s

J2000

19h 11m 40s
+56° 51’ 33”

Galactic Coordinates

87.56°
19.81°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 53 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Draconis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.12
Giant

0.02
G8III
4719K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

104.49
340.65
-16 km/s
0.039 arcsec/y
0.048"/y

Alternative Designations

53 Draconis
SAO31468
SAO31468

Visibility from Your Location

53 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 23:03 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)