52 Cygni is a double giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
52 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, 52 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 52 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 52 Cygni from your location
Today's 52 Cygni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 52 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 52 Cygni is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 52 Cygni
52 Cygni belongs to spectral class G9 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.
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: