Epsilon Cygni

Stellar classification



  • X -70
  • Y -8
  • Z 17
→ Sol: 72

Object type

  • Double or multiple star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* eps Cyg


Epsilon Cygni (ε Cyg, ε Cygni) is a star in the constellation Cygnus. This star's Bayer designation is from Johann Bayer's 1603 Uranometria atlas of bright stars. With an apparent visual magnitude of 2.48, it is readily visible to the naked eye at night as one of the brighter members of Cygnus. Based upon parallax measurement, Epsilon Cygni is about 73 light-years from Earth. It is sometimes known as Gienah, but that name is more usually applied to Gamma Corvi.

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