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74 Pegasi

Altitude: 9.3°   Azimuth: 285.4°   Direction: West-North-West

74 Pegasi is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

74 Pegasi visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 Pegasi 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 74 Pegasi is 0.134 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 74 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 74 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 74 Pegasi during the next 1000 years (2.23 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 74 Pegasi

6.26
Main-sequence

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

Altitude: 9.3°
Azimuth: 285.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Pegasi

74 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 74 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 37m 39s
+16° 49’ 32”
98.66°
-42.54°
Pegasus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 74 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 74 Pegasi.

Visibility of 74 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 74 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: 73.2°
Max altitude: 55.3°
Azimuth: 286.8°

Distance of 74 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

74 Pegasi is distant 363.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

111.48 pc
363.43 ly
-26 km/s
0.134 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 74 Pegasi

74 Pegasi belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.02
A1V
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 74 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

74 Pegasi star system properties

74 Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 74 Pegasi double sysyem:

6.26
10.76
4.5
98.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 74 Pegasi

SAO108729
SAO108729