Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni)
Fawaris, also designated as δ Cygni (delta Cygni), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
Fawaris visual magnitude is 2.87. Thanks to its high brightness, Fawaris is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Fawaris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Fawaris
Fawaris 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 Fawaris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Fawaris in the sky:
Visibility of Fawaris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni) is circumpolar and transits at 07:23 UTC (altitude: 83.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Fawaris
The image below is a photograph of Fawaris 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 Fawaris is 0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Fawaris from the Sun and relative movement
Fawaris is distant 170.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Fawaris
Fawaris belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Fawaris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Fawaris star system properties
Fawaris 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 Fawaris double sysyem: