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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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59 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 42.2°   Azimuth: 14.3°   Direction: North-North-East

59 Draconis is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class A9 in the constellation of Draco.

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Draconis

Finder chart 59 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about 59 Draconis


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

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

Alternative designations of 59 Draconis

59 Draconis
Gl 748.1

Visibility of 59 Draconis from your location

59 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 01:33 UTC (altitude: 64.9°)