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Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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6 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 56.05°   Az: 326.49°   Direction: North-North-West

6 Draconis is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Draco.

6 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, 6 Draconis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 6 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 6 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


12h 35m 45s
+69° 53’ 12”
04h 14m 50s
16h 50m 35s


12h 34m 44s
+70° 01’ 18”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 6 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Draconis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Draconis is distant 546.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

5 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

6 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 16:28 UTC (altitude: 71.6°)