We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Vulpecula » 

26 Vulpeculae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:49 | Tran: 3:21 | Set: 11:48
Altitude: 20.2°   Azimuth: 286.6°   Direction: West-North-West

26 Vulpeculae is a giant star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Vulpecula.

26 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its faintness, 26 Vulpeculae 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 26 Vulpeculae

Finder chart 26 Vulpeculae star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Vulpeculae.

26 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 36m 08s
+25° 52’ 57”
Image of 26 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 26 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 26 Vulpeculae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Vulpeculae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 26 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

26 Vulpeculae is distant 701.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

215.05 pc
701.08 ly
-19 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 26 Vulpeculae

26 Vulpeculae

Visibility of 26 Vulpeculae from your location

Today's 26 Vulpeculae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°