8 Cygni

Stellar classification



  • X -793
  • Y 107
  • Z 316
→ Sol: 860

Object type

  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* 8 Cyg


8 Cygni is a star in the northern constellation of Cygnus. Based upon its parallax of 3.79 mas, it is approximately 860 light-years (260 parsecs) away from Earth. Its apparent magnitude is about 4.7, making it faintly visible to the naked eye.

8 Cygni is a bluish-white subgiant star, as indicated by its spectral type of B3IV. Therefore, its surface temperature of 16,100 K fits into the normal range of B-type stars: 11,000 to 25,000 K. 8 Cygni is about twice as hot as that of the Sun, and it is larger and many times brighter in comparison.

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