ψ Cygni (psi Cygni)
ψ Cygni is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.
ψ Cygni visual magnitude is 4.92. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ Cygni should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of ψ Cygni is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about ψ Cygni
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ Cygni
ψ 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 ψ Cygni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ Cygni in the sky:
Visibility of ψ Cygni from your location
ψ Cygni (psi Cygni) is circumpolar and transits at 09:16 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)
Distance of ψ Cygni from the Sun and relative movement
ψ Cygni is distant 288.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ψ Cygni
ψ Cygni belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ Cygni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ψ Cygni star system properties
ψ Cygni is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ψ Cygni double sysyem: