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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

76 Draconis

76 Draconis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

76 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 76 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 76 Draconis:

76 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 57°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 76 Draconis

76 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 76 Draconis are provided in the following table:

20h 42m 35s
+82° 31’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 76 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart 76 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 76 Draconis.

Visibility of 76 Draconis from your location

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

76 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 11:33 UTC (altitude: 58.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 76 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of 76 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 76 Draconis is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 76 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 76 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 76 Draconis during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 76 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

76 Draconis is distant 357.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

109.77 pc
357.85 ly
-20 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 76 Draconis

76 Draconis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 76 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 76 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 76 Draconis

76 Draconis