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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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49 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:32 | Tran: 2:04 | Set: 11:32
Alt: 14.01°   Az: 304.97°   Direction: North-West

49 Cygni is a multiple bright giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cygnus.

49 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its faintness, 49 Cygni is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

49 Cygni is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 49 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 49 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Cygni during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


20h 42m 02s
+32° 23’ 44”
07h 18m 43s
04h 00m 45s


20h 41m 02s
+32° 18’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 49 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Cygni.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

49 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 49 Cygni double sysyem:

2.5 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

49 Cygni is distant 804.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

246.91 pc
804.94 ly
-29 km/s
0.007 arcsec/y
-0.014 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 49 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.6°
Max altitude: 70.9°
Azimuth: 302.4°