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11 Cygni

Altitude: 53.4°   Azimuth: 265.8°   Direction: West

11 Cygni is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.

11 Cygni visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, 11 Cygni 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 11 Cygni:


11 Cygni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 265.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Cygni

11 Cygni 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 11 Cygni are provided in the following table:

19h 35m 48s
+36° 56’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Cygni.

Visibility of 11 Cygni from your location

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

Today's 11 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.1°
Max altitude: 75.5°
Azimuth: 306.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 11 Cygni 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 11 Cygni is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 11 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Cygni during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 11 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

11 Cygni is distant 737.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

226.24 pc
737.56 ly
-15 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Cygni

11 Cygni belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 11 Cygni