ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis)
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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of ν2 Draconis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
ν2 Draconis (nu2 Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 01:03 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.
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.
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.