μ2 Cygni (mu2 Cygni)
μ2 Cygni is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.
μ2 Cygni visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, μ2 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 μ2 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Cygni
μ2 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 μ2 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ2 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of μ2 Cygni from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's μ2 Cygni (mu2 Cygni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of μ2 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of μ2 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 μ2 Cygni is 0.231 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.219 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of μ2 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
μ2 Cygni is distant 73.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ2 Cygni
μ2 Cygni belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ2 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
μ2 Cygni star system properties
μ2 Cygni 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 μ2 Cygni double sysyem: