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33 Piscium

Altitude: -25.4°   Azimuth: 294.9°   Direction: West-North-West

33 Piscium is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.

33 Piscium visual magnitude is 4.61. Because of its moderate brightness, 33 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 33 Piscium:


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

Altitude: -25.4°
Azimuth: 294.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 33 Piscium

33 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 33 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 05m 20s
-05° 42’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 33 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 33 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 33 Piscium.

Visibility of 33 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 33 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: 95.7°
Max altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 264.3°
33 Piscium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 33 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 33 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 33 Piscium is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.089 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 33 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 33 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 33 Piscium during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 14.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 33 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

33 Piscium is distant 128.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

39.40 pc
128.45 ly
-6 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.089 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 33 Piscium

33 Piscium belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 33 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 33 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

33 Piscium star system properties

33 Piscium is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 33 Piscium double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 33 Piscium