Giausar - λ Draconis (lambda Draconis)
Giausar, also designated as λ Draconis (lambda Draconis), is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.
Giausar visual magnitude is 3.84. Because of its moderate brightness, Giausar 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 Giausar:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Giausar
Giausar 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 Giausar are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Giausar in the sky:
Visibility of Giausar from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Giausar - λ Draconis (lambda Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 23:38 UTC (altitude: 72.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Giausar
The image below is a photograph of Giausar 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 Giausar is -0.039 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 Giausar from the Sun and relative movement
Giausar is distant 334.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Giausar
Giausar belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Giausar is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.