74 Draconis is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.
74 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 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 74 Draconis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Draconis
74 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 74 Draconis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of 74 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
74 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 04:03 UTC (altitude: 60.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of 74 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 74 Draconis is 0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.222 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 74 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement
74 Draconis is distant 205.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 74 Draconis
74 Draconis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
74 Draconis star system properties
74 Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 74 Draconis double sysyem: