31 Cygni is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
31 Cygni visual magnitude is 3.79. Because of its moderate brightness, 31 Cygni 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 31 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 31 Cygni
31 Cygni 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 31 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 31 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 31 Cygni from your location
31 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 11:12 UTC (altitude: 85.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 31 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 31 Cygni 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 31 Cygni is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 31 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
31 Cygni is distant 1,352.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 31 Cygni
31 Cygni belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 31 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
31 Cygni star system properties
31 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 31 Cygni double sysyem: