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36 Cygni

36 Cygni is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.

36 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Cygni:

5.58
Main-sequence
36 Cygni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Cygni

36 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 36 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 18m 28s
+37° 00’ 00”
75.05°
0.63°
Cygnus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Cygni.

Visibility of 36 Cygni from your location

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

Today's 36 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.0°
Max altitude: 75.5°
Azimuth: 307.0°
36 Cygni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Cygni is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 36 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Cygni during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

36 Cygni is distant 194.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

59.67 pc
194.51 ly
-8 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Cygni

36 Cygni belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.70
A2V
9434K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Cygni

SAO69803
SAO69803