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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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φ Draconis (phi Draconis)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 67.16°   Az: 339.51°   Direction: North-North-West

φ Draconis is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Draco.

φ Draconis visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, φ 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.

Image of φ Draconis (phi Draconis) star
DSS2 image of φ Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of φ Draconis during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 20m 24s
+71° 21’ 00”
01h 40m 35s
20h 00m 59s

J2000

18h 20m 45s
+71° 20’ 16”

Galactic Coordinates

101.88°
28.04°

Finder Chart

Finder chart φ Draconis (phi Draconis) star
Simplified finder chart for φ Draconis (phi Draconis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.22
Hypergiant
φ Draconis is also a Si chemically peculiar star.

-0.52
A0
11573K

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

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

Star System Properties

φ Draconis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the φ Draconis double sysyem:

4.22
5.92
1.7
0.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

φ Draconis is distant 289.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

88.65
289.01
-16 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/y
0.04"/y

Alternative Designations

φ Draconis
(phi Draconis)
43 Draconis
SAO9084
SAO9084

Visibility from Your Location

φ Draconis (phi Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 22:23 UTC (altitude: 70.1°)