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20 Piscium

20 Piscium is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

20 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.49. Because of its reltive faintness, 20 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 20 Piscium:

20 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 30°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Piscium

20 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 20 Piscium are provided in the following table:

23h 47m 56s
-02° 45’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 20 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 20 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Piscium.

Visibility of 20 Piscium from your location

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

Today's 20 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.8°
Max altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 267.2°
20 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 20 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 20 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 20 Piscium is 0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 20 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 20 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Piscium during the next 1000 years (1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.08 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 20 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

20 Piscium is distant 291.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

89.37 pc
291.33 ly
-7 km/s
0.096 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 20 Piscium

20 Piscium belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

20 Piscium star system properties

20 Piscium is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 20 Piscium double sysyem:

172.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 20 Piscium