72 Pegasi is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.
72 Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.98. Because of its moderate brightness, 72 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 72 Pegasi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 72 Pegasi
72 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 72 Pegasi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 72 Pegasi in the sky:
Visibility of 72 Pegasi from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 72 Pegasi
The image below is a photograph of 72 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 72 Pegasi is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 72 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement
72 Pegasi is distant 547.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 72 Pegasi
72 Pegasi belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 72 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
72 Pegasi star system properties
72 Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 72 Pegasi double sysyem: