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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Pegasi in the sky:
Visibility of 61 Pegasi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 61 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.