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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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61 Cygni

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 0.4°   Azimuth: 354.6°   Direction: North

61 Cygni is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class K7 in the constellation of Cygnus.

61 Cygni visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its faintness, 61 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 61 Cygni

Finder chart 61 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Cygni.

61 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 61 Cygni are provided in the following table:

21h 06m 55s
+38° 44’ 35”
Image of 61 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 61 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Cygni during the next 100 years (6.88 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.35 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 61 Cygni


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

61 Cygni star system properties

61 Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 61 Cygni double sysyem:

28.7 arcsec

Distance of 61 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

61 Cygni is distant 11.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 64 kilometers per second.

3.50 pc
11.42 ly
-64 km/s
4.126 arcsec/year
3.208 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 61 Cygni

Gl 820 B

Visibility of 61 Cygni from your location

61 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 03:35 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)