Gienah

Gienah Cygni, Epsilon Cygni, 53 Cygni

Proper NamesGienah, Gienah Cygni
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Cygni
Flamsteed Number53 Cygni
BSC7949
HD197989
ConstellationCygnus
Right Ascension20h 46m 13s
Declination+33° 58' 13"
Distance72 light years
22 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.5
Absolute: +0.8
Spectral ClassK0 Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityAugust

One of two stars (the other being Delta Cygni) that together define the outstretched wings of Cygnus the Swan. Gienah is a triple star almost eighty light years from the Sun.

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