55 Draconis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.
55 Draconis visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 55 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 55 Draconis:
55 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 55 Draconis
55 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 55 Draconis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 55 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of 55 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
55 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 02:04 UTC (altitude: 75.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 55 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of 55 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 55 Draconis is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 55 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement
55 Draconis is distant 321.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 55 Draconis
55 Draconis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 55 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.