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54 Draconis

Altitude: 19.3°   Azimuth: 356.1°   Direction: North

54 Draconis is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

54 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 54 Draconis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 54 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 19.3°
Azimuth: 356.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Draconis

54 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 54 Draconis are provided in the following table:

19h 13m 55s
+57° 42’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 54 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 54 Draconis.

Visibility of 54 Draconis from your location

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

54 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 14:29 UTC (altitude: 83.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Draconis is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 54 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 54 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 54 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 54 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

54 Draconis is distant 161.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

49.65 pc
161.87 ly
-27 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 54 Draconis

54 Draconis belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 54 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 54 Draconis

54 Draconis