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36 Piscium

Altitude: 13.5°   Azimuth: 266.3°   Direction: West

36 Piscium is a bright giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

36 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 Piscium should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 36 Piscium is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 36 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Piscium during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 36 Piscium

Bright giant

36 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.5°
Azimuth: 266.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Piscium

36 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 36 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 16m 34s
+08° 14’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Piscium.

Visibility of 36 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 36 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: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.8°
Azimuth: 278.2°

Distance of 36 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

36 Piscium is distant 441.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

135.50 pc
441.73 ly
1 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Piscium

36 Piscium belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Piscium