72 Cygni is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
72 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, 72 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 72 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 72 Cygni
72 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 72 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 72 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of 72 Cygni from your location
72 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 02:34 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 72 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of 72 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 72 Cygni is 0.124 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.099 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 72 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
72 Cygni is distant 255.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 66 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 72 Cygni
72 Cygni belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 72 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.