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13 Piscium

Altitude: -10.3°   Azimuth: 78.6°   Direction: East-North-East

13 Piscium is a giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

13 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 13 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 13 Piscium:


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

Altitude: -10.3°
Azimuth: 78.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Piscium

13 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 13 Piscium are provided in the following table:

23h 31m 57s
-01° 05’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 13 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 13 Piscium.

Visibility of 13 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 13 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: 91.1°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 13 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 13 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 13 Piscium is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 13 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 13 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 13 Piscium during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 13 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

13 Piscium is distant 800.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

245.70 pc
800.98 ly
-23 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 13 Piscium

13 Piscium belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 13 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 13 Piscium