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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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φ Cygni (phi Cygni)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:42 | Tran: 0:47 | Set: 9:56
Alt: -5.64°   Az: 20.62°   Direction: North-North-East

φ Cygni is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cygnus.

φ Cygni visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, φ Cygni is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of φ Cygni (phi Cygni) star
DSS2 image of φ Cygni. The red arrow shows the motion of φ Cygni during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

19h 40m 20s
+30° 12’ 39”
13h 35m 41s
09h 16m 02s

J2000

19h 39m 22s
+30° 09’ 11”

Galactic Coordinates

64.95°
3.97°

Finder Chart

Finder chart φ Cygni (phi Cygni) star
Simplified finder chart for φ Cygni (phi Cygni).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.69
Giant

0.26
G8III
4816K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

φ Cygni is distant 250.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

76.92
250.77
6 km/s
0.004 arcsec/y
0.037"/y

Alternative Designations

φ Cygni
(phi Cygni)
SAO68637
SAO68637

Visibility from Your Location

Today's φ Cygni (phi Cygni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.8°
Max altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 300.2°