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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

9 Draconis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 70.8°   Azimuth: 330.7°   Direction: North-North-West

9 Draconis is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Draco.

9 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its faintness, 9 Draconis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 9 Draconis

Finder chart 9 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for 9 Draconis.

9 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 9 Draconis are provided in the following table:

12h 59m 55s
+66° 35’ 49”
121.6°
50.51°
Draco
Image of 9 Draconis star
DSS2 image of 9 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of 9 Draconis during the next 1000 years (-2.32 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.22 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 9 Draconis

5.32
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.92
K2III
4139K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 9 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 9 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 9 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

9 Draconis is distant 576.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

176.99 pc
576.99 ly
-30 km/s
-0.139 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 9 Draconis

SAO15960
SAO15960

Visibility of 9 Draconis from your location

9 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 19:17 UTC (altitude: 74.9°)