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27 Piscium

Altitude: -36.4°   Azimuth: 36.5°   Direction: North-East

27 Piscium is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

27 Piscium visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 Piscium should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 27 Piscium:


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

Altitude: -36.4°
Azimuth: 36.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Piscium

27 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 27 Piscium are provided in the following table:

23h 58m 40s
-03° 33’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 27 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Piscium.

Visibility of 27 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 27 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: 93.6°
Max altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 266.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Piscium is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.072 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 27 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 27 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Piscium during the next 10000 years (-8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 27 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

27 Piscium is distant 223.59 light years from the Sun

68.59 pc
223.59 ly
-0.051 arcsec/year
-0.072 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 27 Piscium

27 Piscium belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

27 Piscium star system properties

27 Piscium is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 27 Piscium double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of 27 Piscium