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41 Cygni

Altitude: 40.2°   Azimuth: 90.0°   Direction: East

41 Cygni is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

41 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.01. Because of its moderate brightness, 41 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 41 Cygni:

Bright giant

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

Altitude: 40.2°
Azimuth: 90.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Cygni

41 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 41 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 29m 23s
+30° 22’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Cygni.

Visibility of 41 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 41 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: 59.6°
Max altitude: 68.9°
Azimuth: 300.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 41 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 41 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 41 Cygni is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 41 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Cygni during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 41 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

41 Cygni is distant 758.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

232.56 pc
758.14 ly
-18 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 41 Cygni

41 Cygni belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 41 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 41 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 41 Cygni