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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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28 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:02 | Tran: 1:43 | Set: 12:21
Altitude: 27.6°   Azimuth: 64.5°   Direction: East-North-East

28 Cygni is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Cygnus.

28 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.93. Because of its moderate brightness, 28 Cygni is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

28 Cygni is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 28 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 28 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 28 Cygni during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

20h 10m 20s
+36° 54’ 46”
17h 56m 21s

J2000 Coordinates

20h 09m 25s
+36° 50’ 22”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 28 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 28 Cygni.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 28 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

28 Cygni is distant 860.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

263.85 pc
860.16 ly
-14 km/s
0.005 arcsec/y
0.014 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 28 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.2°
Max altitude: 75.4°
Azimuth: 306.8°