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70 Pegasi

Altitude: 21.2°   Azimuth: 96.2°   Direction: East

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

70 Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.55. Because of its moderate brightness, 70 Pegasi should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 70 Pegasi:


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

Altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 96.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 70 Pegasi

70 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 70 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 29m 09s
+12° 45’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 70 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 70 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 70 Pegasi.

Visibility of 70 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 70 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: 77.2°
Max altitude: 51.3°
Azimuth: 282.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 70 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 70 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 70 Pegasi is 0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 70 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 70 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 70 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 70 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

70 Pegasi is distant 177.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

54.53 pc
177.75 ly
-15 km/s
0.064 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 70 Pegasi

70 Pegasi belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 70 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 70 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 70 Pegasi