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60 Cygni

Altitude: 46.5°   Azimuth: 291.0°   Direction: West-North-West

60 Cygni is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.

60 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, 60 Cygni should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 60 Cygni:


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

Altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 291.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Cygni

60 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 60 Cygni are provided in the following table:

21h 01m 10s
+46° 09’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Cygni.

Visibility of 60 Cygni from your location

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

60 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 16:08 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Cygni is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 60 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Cygni during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

60 Cygni is distant 1,364.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

418.41 pc
1,364.02 ly
-12 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Cygni

60 Cygni belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

60 Cygni star system properties

60 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 60 Cygni double sysyem:

2.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 60 Cygni