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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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16 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 12.3°   Azimuth: 5.8°   Direction: North

16 Cygni is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class G1 in the constellation of Cygnus.

16 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its faintness, 16 Cygni is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Cygni

Finder chart 16 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Cygni.

16 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 16 Cygni are provided in the following table:

19h 41m 48s
+50° 31’ 31”
Image of 16 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 16 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Cygni during the next 1000 years (-2.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.55 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Cygni


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

16 Cygni star system properties

16 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 16 Cygni double sysyem:

39.2 arcsec

Distance of 16 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

16 Cygni is distant 70.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

21.62 pc
70.49 ly
-26 km/s
-0.149 arcsec/year
-0.153 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 16 Cygni

Gl 765.1A

Visibility of 16 Cygni from your location

16 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 02:10 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)