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29 Vulpeculae

Altitude: -6.6°   Azimuth: 43.0°   Direction: North-East

29 Vulpeculae is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

29 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 29 Vulpeculae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 29 Vulpeculae:


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

Altitude: -6.6°
Azimuth: 43.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Vulpeculae

29 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 29 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 38m 31s
+21° 12’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Vulpeculae in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Vulpeculae star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Vulpeculae.

Visibility of 29 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 29 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: 68.8°
Max altitude: 59.7°
Azimuth: 291.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 29 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 29 Vulpeculae is 0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 29 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

29 Vulpeculae is distant 213.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

65.49 pc
213.49 ly
-18 km/s
0.071 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Vulpeculae

29 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Vulpeculae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 29 Vulpeculae

29 Vulpeculae