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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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52 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:16 | Tran: 3:30 | Set: 12:40
Altitude: 68.8°   Azimuth: 166.6°   Direction: South-South-East

52 Cygni is a double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Cygnus.

52 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, 52 Cygni is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Cygni

Finder chart 52 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Cygni.

52 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 52 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 45m 39s
+30° 43’ 10”
Image of 52 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 52 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Cygni during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 52 Cygni


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

52 Cygni star system properties

52 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 52 Cygni double sysyem:

6.1 arcsec

Distance of 52 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

52 Cygni is distant 205.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

63.13 pc
205.81 ly
-1 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.028 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 52 Cygni


Visibility of 52 Cygni from your location

Today's 52 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.3°
Max altitude: 69.2°
Azimuth: 300.7°