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52 Piscium

Altitude: -2.6°   Azimuth: 308.0°   Direction: North-West

52 Piscium is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.

52 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 52 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 52 Piscium:


52 Piscium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.6°
Azimuth: 308.0°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Piscium

52 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 52 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 32m 35s
+20° 17’ 39”

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

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

Visibility of 52 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 52 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: 69.7°
Max altitude: 58.8°
Azimuth: 290.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 52 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 52 Piscium is 0.135 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 52 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 52 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Piscium during the next 1000 years (2.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.78 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 52 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

52 Piscium is distant 256.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

78.80 pc
256.90 ly
-13 km/s
0.135 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 52 Piscium

52 Piscium belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

52 Piscium star system properties

52 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 52 Piscium double sysyem:

49.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 52 Piscium