15 Cygni is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
15 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Cygni should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 15 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Cygni
15 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 15 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Cygni from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 15 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Cygni is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 15 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
15 Cygni is distant 278.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 15 Cygni
15 Cygni belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.