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65 Draconis

Altitude: 26.7°   Azimuth: 352.9°   Direction: North

65 Draconis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Draco.

65 Draconis visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, 65 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 65 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 352.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 65 Draconis

65 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 65 Draconis are provided in the following table:

20h 02m 20s
+64° 38’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 65 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 65 Draconis.

Visibility of 65 Draconis from your location

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

65 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 19:33 UTC (altitude: 76.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 65 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 65 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 65 Draconis is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 65 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 65 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 65 Draconis during the next 10000 years (7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 65 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

65 Draconis is distant 335.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

102.88 pc
335.39 ly
9 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 65 Draconis

65 Draconis belongs to spectral class G7


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 65 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 65 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

65 Draconis star system properties

65 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 65 Draconis double sysyem:

96.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of 65 Draconis

65 Draconis