π2 Cygni (pi2 Cygni)
π2 Cygni is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
π2 Cygni visual magnitude is 4.23. Because of its moderate brightness, π2 Cygni should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about π2 Cygni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Cygni
π2 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 π2 Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Cygni from your location
π2 Cygni (pi2 Cygni) is circumpolar and transits at 13:12 UTC (altitude: 87.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Cygni
The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Cygni is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π2 Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
π2 Cygni is distant 1,156.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of π2 Cygni
π2 Cygni belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.