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35 Cygni

Altitude: 40.4°   Azimuth: 278.1°   Direction: West

35 Cygni is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

35 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, 35 Cygni 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 35 Cygni:


35 Cygni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 278.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 35 Cygni

35 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 35 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 18m 39s
+34° 58’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 35 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 35 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 35 Cygni.

Visibility of 35 Cygni 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 35 Cygni 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: 55.0°
Max altitude: 73.5°
Azimuth: 305.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 35 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 35 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 35 Cygni is 0.001 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.

Image of 35 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 35 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 35 Cygni during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 35 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

35 Cygni is distant 2,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

613.50 pc
2,000.00 ly
-14 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 35 Cygni

35 Cygni belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 35 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 35 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 35 Cygni