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51 Piscium

Altitude: 8.4°   Azimuth: 89.3°   Direction: East

51 Piscium is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

51 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, 51 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 51 Piscium:


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

Altitude: 8.4°
Azimuth: 89.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 51 Piscium

51 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 51 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 32m 23s
+06° 57’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 51 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 51 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 51 Piscium.

Visibility of 51 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 51 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: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 51 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 51 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 51 Piscium is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 51 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 51 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 51 Piscium during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 51 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

51 Piscium is distant 263.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

80.91 pc
263.75 ly
17 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 51 Piscium

51 Piscium belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 51 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 51 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

51 Piscium star system properties

51 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 51 Piscium double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 51 Piscium