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30 Vulpeculae

Altitude: -12.9°   Azimuth: 8.0°   Direction: North

30 Vulpeculae is a giant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

30 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, 30 Vulpeculae should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 30 Vulpeculae is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.182 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 30 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 30 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 30 Vulpeculae during the next 1000 years (-0.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.03 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 30 Vulpeculae


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

Altitude: -12.9°
Azimuth: 8.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 30 Vulpeculae

30 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 30 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 44m 52s
+25° 16’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 30 Vulpeculae in the sky:

Finder chart 30 Vulpeculae star
Simplified finder chart for 30 Vulpeculae.

Visibility of 30 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 30 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: 64.7°
Max altitude: 63.8°
Azimuth: 295.3°

Distance of 30 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

30 Vulpeculae is distant 364.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

111.86 pc
364.65 ly
31 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.182 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 30 Vulpeculae

30 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 30 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 30 Vulpeculae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 30 Vulpeculae

30 Vulpeculae