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71 Pegasi

71 Pegasi is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

71 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, 71 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 71 Pegasi:

71 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 54°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 71 Pegasi

71 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 71 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 33m 28s
+22° 29’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 71 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 71 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 71 Pegasi.

Visibility of 71 Pegasi from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 71 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.5°
Max altitude: 61.0°
Azimuth: 292.5°
71 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 71 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 71 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 71 Pegasi is 0.01 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 71 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 71 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 71 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 71 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

71 Pegasi is distant 574.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

176.37 pc
574.96 ly
3 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 71 Pegasi

71 Pegasi belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 71 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 71 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 71 Pegasi