Edasich - ι Draconis (iota Draconis)
Edasich, also designated as ι Draconis (iota Draconis), is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Draco.
Edasich visual magnitude is 3.29. Because of its moderate brightness, Edasich 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 Edasich:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Edasich
Edasich is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Edasich are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Edasich in the sky:
Visibility of Edasich from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Edasich - ι Draconis (iota Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 03:19 UTC (altitude: 82.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Edasich
The image below is a photograph of Edasich 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 Edasich is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Edasich from the Sun and relative movement
Edasich is distant 102.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Edasich
Edasich belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Edasich is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Edasich star system properties
Edasich 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 Edasich double sysyem: