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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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ο Draconis (omicron Draconis)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 61.0°   Azimuth: 305.7°   Direction: North-West

ο Draconis is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Draco.

ο Draconis visual magnitude is 4.66. Because of its moderate brightness, ο Draconis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ο Draconis

Finder chart ο Draconis (omicron Draconis) star
Simplified finder chart for ο Draconis (omicron Draconis).

ο 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 ο Draconis are provided in the following table:

18h 51m 12s
+59° 23’ 17”
Image of ο Draconis (omicron Draconis) star
DSS2 image of ο Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of ο Draconis during the next 10000 years (13.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ο Draconis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

ο Draconis star system properties

ο Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ο Draconis double sysyem:

34.6 arcsec

Distance of ο Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

ο Draconis is distant 322.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

98.81 pc
322.13 ly
-20 km/s
0.079 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ο Draconis

ο Draconis
(omicron Draconis)
47 Draconis

Visibility of ο Draconis from your location

ο Draconis (omicron Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 01:00 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)