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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis)

Altitude: 40.2°   Azimuth: 339.7°   Direction: North-North-West

ψ2 Draconis is a bright giant star in the constellation of Draco.

ψ2 Draconis visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ2 Draconis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ψ2 Draconis is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis) star
DSS2 image of ψ2 Draconis. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ2 Draconis during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ2 Draconis

Bright giant

ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 40.2°
Azimuth: 339.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ2 Draconis

ψ2 Draconis 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 ψ2 Draconis are provided in the following table:

17h 55m 11s
+72° 00’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ2 Draconis in the sky:

Finder chart ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis).

Visibility of ψ2 Draconis from your location

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

ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 07:20 UTC (altitude: 69.5°)

Distance of ψ2 Draconis from the Sun and relative movement

ψ2 Draconis is distant 722.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

221.73 pc
722.84 ly
-2 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ2 Draconis

ψ2 Draconis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ2 Draconis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ2 Draconis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ψ2 Draconis

ψ2 Draconis
(psi2 Draconis)
34 Draconis