Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Vulpecula » 

24 Vulpeculae

Altitude: -11.2°   Azimuth: 338.9°   Direction: North-North-West

24 Vulpeculae is a giant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

24 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, 24 Vulpeculae 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 24 Vulpeculae:


24 Vulpeculae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.2°
Azimuth: 338.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Vulpeculae

24 Vulpeculae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 24 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 16m 47s
+24° 40’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Vulpeculae in the sky:

Finder chart 24 Vulpeculae star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Vulpeculae.

Visibility of 24 Vulpeculae 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 24 Vulpeculae 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: 65.3°
Max altitude: 63.2°
Azimuth: 294.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 24 Vulpeculae 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 24 Vulpeculae is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 24 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 24 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 24 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

24 Vulpeculae is distant 471.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

144.72 pc
471.78 ly
15 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 24 Vulpeculae

24 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Vulpeculae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 24 Vulpeculae

24 Vulpeculae