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59 Cygni

Altitude: 26.3°   Azimuth: 45.5°   Direction: North-East

59 Cygni is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Cygnus.

59 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.74. Because of its moderate brightness, 59 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 59 Cygni:


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

Altitude: 26.3°
Azimuth: 45.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Cygni

59 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 59 Cygni are provided in the following table:

20h 59m 49s
+47° 31’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Cygni.

Visibility of 59 Cygni from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

59 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 20:06 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Cygni is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 59 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Cygni during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

59 Cygni is distant 1,124.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

344.83 pc
1,124.14 ly
1 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Cygni

59 Cygni belongs to spectral class B1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

59 Cygni star system properties

59 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 59 Cygni double sysyem:

20.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of 59 Cygni