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78 Piscium

78 Piscium is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

78 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 78 Piscium 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 78 Piscium:

78 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 55°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 78 Piscium

78 Piscium 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 78 Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 08m 01s
+32° 00’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 78 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 78 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 78 Piscium.

Visibility of 78 Piscium from your location

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

Today's 78 Piscium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.0°
Max altitude: 70.5°
Azimuth: 302.0°
78 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 78 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 78 Piscium 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 78 Piscium is 0.204 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 78 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 78 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 78 Piscium during the next 1000 years (3.40 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 78 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

78 Piscium is distant 136.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

41.89 pc
136.57 ly
14 km/s
0.204 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 78 Piscium

78 Piscium belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 78 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 78 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 78 Piscium