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74 Cygni

Altitude: 16.8°   Azimuth: 315.0°   Direction: North-West

74 Cygni is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.

74 Cygni visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 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 74 Cygni:


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

Altitude: 16.8°
Azimuth: 315.0°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Cygni

74 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 74 Cygni are provided in the following table:

21h 36m 56s
+40° 24’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Cygni in the sky:

Finder chart 74 Cygni star
Simplified finder chart for 74 Cygni.

Visibility of 74 Cygni from your location

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

74 Cygni is circumpolar and transits at 16:16 UTC (altitude: 78.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Cygni

The image below is a photograph of 74 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 74 Cygni is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 74 Cygni star
DSS2 image of 74 Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of 74 Cygni during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 74 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement

74 Cygni is distant 206.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

63.33 pc
206.46 ly
7 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 74 Cygni

74 Cygni belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 74 Cygni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 74 Cygni