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66 Pegasi

Altitude: 22.2°   Azimuth: 261.7°   Direction: West

66 Pegasi is a giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

66 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 66 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 66 Pegasi:


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

Altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 261.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 66 Pegasi

66 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 66 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 23m 04s
+12° 18’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 66 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 66 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 66 Pegasi.

Visibility of 66 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 66 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: 77.7°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 282.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 66 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 66 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 66 Pegasi is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 66 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 66 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 66 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 66 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

66 Pegasi is distant 329.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

101.21 pc
329.96 ly
-4 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 66 Pegasi

66 Pegasi belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 66 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 66 Pegasi