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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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42 Piscium

Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:48 | Tran: 6:00 | Set: 13:07
Altitude: -1.9°   Azimuth: 65.4°   Direction: East-North-East

42 Piscium is a double giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Pisces.

42 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its faintness, 42 Piscium is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of 42 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 42 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 42 Piscium during the next 10000 years (10.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

00h 23m 41s
+13° 37’ 06”

J2000 Coordinates

00h 22m 25s
+13° 28’ 56”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 42 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 42 Piscium.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 42 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

28.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

167.22 pc
545.15 ly
3 km/s
0.062 arcsec/y
0.021 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 42 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.5°
Max altitude: 52.0°
Azimuth: 283.5°