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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

52 Pegasi

52 Pegasi is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

52 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 52 Pegasi 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 52 Pegasi:

52 Pegasi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Pegasi

52 Pegasi 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 52 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

22h 59m 11s
+11° 43’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 52 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Pegasi.

Visibility of 52 Pegasi from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 52 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.3°
Max altitude: 50.2°
Azimuth: 281.7°
52 Pegasi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 52 Pegasi 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 52 Pegasi is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 52 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 52 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 52 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

52 Pegasi is distant 265.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

81.57 pc
265.91 ly
20 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 52 Pegasi

52 Pegasi belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

52 Pegasi star system properties

52 Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 52 Pegasi double sysyem:

0.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 52 Pegasi