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44 Cygni

Altitude: 57.9°   Azimuth: 259.3°   Direction: West

44 Cygni is a multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

44 Cygni visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 Cygni should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 44 Cygni is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 44 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 44 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 44 Cygni during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 44 Cygni


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

Altitude: 57.9°
Azimuth: 259.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Cygni

44 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 44 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 30m 59s
+36° 56’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 44 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 44 Cygni.

Visibility of 44 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 44 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: 53.1°
Max altitude: 75.5°
Azimuth: 306.9°

Distance of 44 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

44 Cygni is distant 1,582.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

485.44 pc
1,582.52 ly
-22 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 44 Cygni

44 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 44 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 44 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

44 Cygni star system properties

44 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 44 Cygni double sysyem:

2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 44 Cygni