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59 Pegasi

Altitude: -29.2°   Azimuth: 11.2°   Direction: North

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

59 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.16. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 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 59 Pegasi:


59 Pegasi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.2°
Azimuth: 11.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Pegasi

59 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 59 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 11m 44s
+08° 43’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Pegasi.

Visibility of 59 Pegasi 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 59 Pegasi 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: 81.3°
Max altitude: 47.2°
Azimuth: 278.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Pegasi is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 59 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Pegasi during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

59 Pegasi is distant 252.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

77.58 pc
252.91 ly
10 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Pegasi

59 Pegasi belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 59 Pegasi