26 Cygni is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
26 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Cygni
26 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 26 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Cygni from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
26 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 07:43 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Cygni is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 26 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
26 Cygni is distant 428.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 26 Cygni
26 Cygni belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
26 Cygni star system properties
26 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 26 Cygni double sysyem: