61 Cygni


61 Cygni is an attractive binary of two dwarf orange stars.
   The primary is 5.2 visual magnitude, its component is 6.1. This component orbits the primary every 653.3 years.

61 Cygni has the distinction of being the first to have its parallax measured (in 1838).

The system is about one and a half binocular fields southeast of Deneb, accompanied by three brighter stars: binoculars.


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