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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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68 Piscium

Altitude: 39.1°   Azimuth: 91.1°   Direction: East

68 Piscium is a giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

68 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, 68 Piscium should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 68 Piscium is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 68 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 68 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 68 Piscium during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 68 Piscium


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

Altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 91.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Piscium

68 Piscium 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 68 Piscium are provided in the following table:

00h 57m 50s
+28° 59’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 68 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 68 Piscium.

Visibility of 68 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 68 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: 61.0°
Max altitude: 67.5°
Azimuth: 299.0°

Distance of 68 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

68 Piscium is distant 704.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

215.98 pc
704.10 ly
-1 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 68 Piscium

68 Piscium belongs to spectral class G6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 68 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 68 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 68 Piscium