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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

28 Vulpeculae

28 Vulpeculae is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

28 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its reltive faintness, 28 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 28 Vulpeculae:

28 Vulpeculae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 28 Vulpeculae

28 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 28 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 38m 31s
+24° 06’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 28 Vulpeculae in the sky:

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

Visibility of 28 Vulpeculae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 28 Vulpeculae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.9°
Max altitude: 62.6°
Azimuth: 294.1°
28 Vulpeculae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 28 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 28 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 28 Vulpeculae is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 28 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 28 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 28 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 28 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

28 Vulpeculae is distant 493.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

151.29 pc
493.19 ly
-22 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 28 Vulpeculae

28 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 28 Vulpeculae

28 Vulpeculae