42 Piscium is a double giant star in the constellation of Pisces.
42 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, 42 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 42 Piscium:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Piscium
42 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 42 Piscium are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 42 Piscium in the sky:
Visibility of 42 Piscium from your location
Today's 42 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 42 Piscium
The image below is a photograph of 42 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 42 Piscium is 0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 42 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement
42 Piscium is distant 545.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 42 Piscium
42 Piscium belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
42 Piscium star system properties
42 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 42 Piscium double sysyem: