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101 Piscium

Altitude: -22.9°   Azimuth: 13.7°   Direction: North-North-East

101 Piscium is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

101 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, 101 Piscium should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 101 Piscium:


101 Piscium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -22.9°
Azimuth: 13.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 101 Piscium

101 Piscium is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 101 Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 35m 46s
+14° 39’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 101 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 101 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 101 Piscium.

Visibility of 101 Piscium from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 101 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.3°
Max altitude: 53.2°
Azimuth: 284.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 101 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 101 Piscium from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 101 Piscium is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 101 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 101 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 101 Piscium during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 101 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

101 Piscium is distant 2,295.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

704.23 pc
2,295.77 ly
-16 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 101 Piscium

101 Piscium belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 101 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 101 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 101 Piscium

101 Piscium