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64 Draconis

Altitude: 31.5°   Azimuth: 339.1°   Direction: North-North-West

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

64 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, 64 Draconis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 64 Draconis is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 64 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 64 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 64 Draconis during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 64 Draconis

5.27
Giant

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

Altitude: 31.5°
Azimuth: 339.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 64 Draconis

64 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 64 Draconis are provided in the following table:

20h 01m 28s
+64° 49’ 15”
97.77°
17.38°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 64 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 64 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 64 Draconis.

Visibility of 64 Draconis from your location

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

64 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 05:46 UTC (altitude: 76.7°)

Distance of 64 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

64 Draconis is distant 564.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

173.01 pc
564.01 ly
-34 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 64 Draconis

64 Draconis belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.92
M1III
3705K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 64 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 64 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 64 Draconis

64 Draconis
SAO18658
SAO18658