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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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56 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 17.9°   Azimuth: 320.1°   Direction: North-West

56 Cygni is a double star of spectral class A4 in the constellation of Cygnus.

56 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its faintness, 56 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Cygni

Finder chart 56 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Cygni.

56 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 56 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 50m 04s
+44° 03’ 33”
Image of 56 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 56 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Cygni during the next 1000 years (2.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.22 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 56 Cygni



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

56 Cygni star system properties

56 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 56 Cygni double sysyem:

75.5 arcsec

Distance of 56 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

56 Cygni is distant 137.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

42.25 pc
137.73 ly
-21 km/s
0.126 arcsec/year
0.133 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 56 Cygni


Visibility of 56 Cygni from your location

56 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 03:10 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)