ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis)
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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ψ2 Draconis:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ2 Draconis in the sky:
Visibility of ψ2 Draconis from your location
ψ2 Draconis (psi2 Draconis) is circumpolar and transits at 08:46 UTC (altitude: 69.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ2 Draconis
The image below is a photograph of ψ2 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 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.
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.
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.