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59 Draconis

Altitude: 38.3°   Azimuth: 3.8°   Direction: North

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

59 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 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 59 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 38.3°
Azimuth: 3.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Draconis

59 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 59 Draconis are provided in the following table:

19h 09m 09s
+76° 33’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Draconis.

Visibility of 59 Draconis from your location

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

59 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 18:20 UTC (altitude: 64.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Draconis is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.123 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 59 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Draconis during the next 1000 years (0.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

59 Draconis is distant 88.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

27.29 pc
88.97 ly
-4 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.123 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Draconis

59 Draconis belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 59 Draconis

59 Draconis
Gl 748.1