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ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis)

Altitude: 44.0°   Azimuth: 308.3°   Direction: North-West

ν2 Draconis is a variable star in the constellation of Draco.

ν2 Draconis visual magnitude is 4.87. Because of its moderate brightness, ν2 Draconis 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 ν2 Draconis:


ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.0°
Azimuth: 308.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Draconis

ν2 Draconis 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 ν2 Draconis are provided in the following table:

17h 32m 16s
+55° 10’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis).

Visibility of ν2 Draconis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 12:36 UTC (altitude: 86.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν2 Draconis

The image below is a photograph of ν2 Draconis 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 ν2 Draconis is 0.148 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis) star
DSS2 image of ν2 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν2 Draconis during the next 1000 years (2.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν2 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

ν2 Draconis is distant 99.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

30.64 pc
99.88 ly
-16 km/s
0.148 arcsec/year
0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν2 Draconis

ν2 Draconis belongs to spectral class A4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν2 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν2 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν2 Draconis

ν2 Draconis
(nu2 Draconis)
25 Draconis