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61 Pegasi

Altitude: 29.3°   Azimuth: 279.6°   Direction: West

61 Pegasi is a bright giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

61 Pegasi visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, 61 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 61 Pegasi:

Bright giant

61 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 279.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 61 Pegasi

61 Pegasi is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 61 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 15m 46s
+28° 14’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 61 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Pegasi.

Visibility of 61 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 61 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: 61.8°
Max altitude: 66.8°
Azimuth: 298.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 61 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 61 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 61 Pegasi is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 61 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 61 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 61 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

61 Pegasi is distant 956.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

293.26 pc
956.01 ly
4 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 61 Pegasi

61 Pegasi belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 61 Pegasi