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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPi Draconis
Flamsteed Number58 Draconis
HR (BSC)7371
Right Ascension19h 20m 40s
Declination+65° 42' 52"
Distance229 light years
70 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.6
Absolute: +0.4
Spectral ClassA2IIIs White Giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly / August (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA white star in the eastern parts of the constellation of Draco, the Dragon. Pi Draconis is some three times larger and more massive than the Sun, and produces about sixty times as much light. At a distance of ten parsecs (the standard for measuring absolute magnitude) it would shine as brightly as Procyon.


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