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Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 26.45°   Az: 49.65°   Direction: North-East

Fawaris, also designated as δ Cygni (delta Cygni), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Cygnus.

Fawaris visual magnitude is 2.87. Because of its brightness, Fawaris is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni) star
DSS2 image of Fawaris. The red arrow shows the motion of Fawaris during the next 10000 years (8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

19h 45m 44s
+45° 11’ 29”
17h 02m 06s
12h 47m 50s

J2000

19h 44m 58s
+45° 07’ 50”

Galactic Coordinates

78.71°
10.24°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni) star
Simplified finder chart for Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

2.87
Sub-giant

-0.73
B9IV
10516K

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

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

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:

2.87
6.37
3.5
2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

52.44
170.95
-20 km/s
0.053 arcsec/y
0.047"/y

Alternative Designations

Fawaris
δ Cygni
(delta Cygni)
SAO48796
SAO48796

Visibility from Your Location

Fawaris - δ Cygni (delta Cygni) is circumpolar and transits at 23:29 UTC (altitude: 83.7°)