Aldhibah - ζ Draconis (zeta Draconis)
Aldhibah, also designated as ζ Draconis (zeta Draconis), is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.
Aldhibah visual magnitude is 3.17. Because of its moderate brightness, Aldhibah should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Aldhibah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Aldhibah
Aldhibah 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 Aldhibah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Aldhibah in the sky:
Visibility of Aldhibah from your location
Aldhibah - ζ Draconis (zeta Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 11:52 UTC (altitude: 75.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Aldhibah
The image below is a photograph of Aldhibah 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 Aldhibah is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Aldhibah from the Sun and relative movement
Aldhibah is distant 339.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Aldhibah
Aldhibah belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Aldhibah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.