Fafnir - 42 Draconis
Fafnir, also designated as 42 Draconis , is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.
Fafnir visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, Fafnir 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 Fafnir:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Fafnir
Fafnir 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 Fafnir are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Fafnir in the sky:
Visibility of Fafnir from your location
Fafnir - 42 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 09:17 UTC (altitude: 75.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Fafnir
The image below is a photograph of Fafnir 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 Fafnir is 0.105 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Fafnir from the Sun and relative movement
Fafnir is distant 317.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Fafnir
Fafnir belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Fafnir is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.