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3 Pegasi

3 Pegasi is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

3 Pegasi visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, 3 Pegasi 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 3 Pegasi:

6.18
Main-sequence
3 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 33°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 3 Pegasi

3 Pegasi 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 3 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

21h 37m 43s
+06° 37’ 05”
61.41°
-32.28°
Pegasus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 3 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 3 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 3 Pegasi.

Visibility of 3 Pegasi from your location

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

Today's 3 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.4°
Max altitude: 45.1°
Azimuth: 276.6°
3 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 3 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 3 Pegasi 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 3 Pegasi is 0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 3 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 3 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 3 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 3 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

3 Pegasi is distant 282.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

86.73 pc
282.74 ly
3 km/s
0.06 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 3 Pegasi

3 Pegasi belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.49
A2V
9882K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 3 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 3 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

3 Pegasi star system properties

3 Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 3 Pegasi double sysyem:

6.18
7.68
1.5
39.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 3 Pegasi

SAO126940
SAO126940