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57 Piscium

Altitude: 53.6°   Azimuth: 190.6°   Direction: South

57 Piscium is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

57 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 57 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 57 Piscium:


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

Altitude: 53.6°
Azimuth: 190.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 57 Piscium

57 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 57 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 46m 32s
+15° 28’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 57 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 57 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 57 Piscium.

Visibility of 57 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 57 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: 74.5°
Max altitude: 54.0°
Azimuth: 285.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 57 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 57 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 57 Piscium is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 57 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 57 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 57 Piscium during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 57 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

57 Piscium is distant 587.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

180.18 pc
587.39 ly
-27 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 57 Piscium

57 Piscium belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 57 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 57 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 57 Piscium