55 Piscium is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.
55 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its reltive faintness, 55 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 55 Piscium:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 55 Piscium
55 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 55 Piscium are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 55 Piscium in the sky:
Visibility of 55 Piscium from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 55 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 55 Piscium
The image below is a photograph of 55 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 55 Piscium is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 55 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement
55 Piscium is distant 410.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 55 Piscium
55 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 55 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
55 Piscium star system properties
55 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 55 Piscium double sysyem: