Athebyne - η Draconis (eta Draconis)
Athebyne, also designated as η Draconis (eta Draconis), is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Draco.
Athebyne visual magnitude is 2.74. Thanks to its high brightness, Athebyne is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Athebyne:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Athebyne
Athebyne 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 Athebyne are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Athebyne in the sky:
Visibility of Athebyne from your location
Athebyne - η Draconis (eta Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 11:34 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Athebyne
The image below is a photograph of Athebyne 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 Athebyne is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Athebyne from the Sun and relative movement
Athebyne is distant 87.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Athebyne
Athebyne belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Athebyne is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Athebyne star system properties
Athebyne is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Athebyne double sysyem: