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Rho Cygni

73 Cygni

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationRho Cygni
Flamsteed Number73 Cygni
HR (BSC)8252
Right Ascension21h 33m 59s
Declination+45° 35' 31"
Distance124 light years
38 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.0
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassG8IIIFe-0.5 yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityAugust / September (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesThis yellow giant star is between eight and ten times the diameter of the Sun, and an intense X-ray source. Its spectrum shows a deficiency of iron by comparison with other stars in its class (as indicated by the suffix 'Fe-0.5' in its spectral type).


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