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69 Draconis

Altitude: 64.8°   Azimuth: 5.0°   Direction: North

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

69 Draconis visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 69 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 69 Draconis:


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

Altitude: 64.8°
Azimuth: 5.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 69 Draconis

69 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 69 Draconis are provided in the following table:

19h 59m 36s
+76° 28’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 69 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 69 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 69 Draconis.

Visibility of 69 Draconis from your location

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

69 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 15:22 UTC (altitude: 65.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 69 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 69 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 69 Draconis is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 69 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 69 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 69 Draconis during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 69 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

69 Draconis is distant 524.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 69 kilometers per second.

161.03 pc
524.96 ly
-69 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 69 Draconis

69 Draconis belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 69 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 69 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 69 Draconis

69 Draconis