Tuesday 12 July 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook 56 Cygni

56 Cygni

On the morning of July 12th 1973 the star 56 Cygni which is 1.8 degrees to the south east of the North American nebula was reported by James L Kuhns of Savannah, Georgia to be of magnitude 1.5. The star is normally of magnitude 5.1.

 The star has been reported as being a suspected nova like variable. The following evening 56 Cygni was back to 5th magnitude.   

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