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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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72 Piscium

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:18 | Tran: 6:38 | Set: 13:54
Altitude: 52.4°   Azimuth: 197.8°   Direction: South-South-West

72 Piscium is a double bright giant star of spectral class F4 in the constellation of Pisces.

72 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its faintness, 72 Piscium is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

72 Piscium is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of 72 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 72 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 72 Piscium during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.00 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

01h 06m 23s
+15° 04’ 37”

J2000 Coordinates

01h 05m 05s
+14° 56’ 45”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 72 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 72 Piscium.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 72 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 72 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

72 Piscium 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 Piscium double sysyem:

55.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

72 Piscium is distant 178.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

54.70 pc
178.34 ly
4 km/s
0.006 arcsec/y
0.054 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 72 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.1°
Max altitude: 53.5°
Azimuth: 284.9°