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SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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8 Piscis Austrini

Altitude: -64.4°   Azimuth: 10.1°   Direction: North

8 Piscis Austrini is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

8 Piscis Austrini visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, 8 Piscis Austrini 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 8 Piscis Austrini is 0.111 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 8 Piscis Austrini star
DSS2 image of 8 Piscis Austrini. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Piscis Austrini during the next 1000 years (1.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.38 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 8 Piscis Austrini


8 Piscis Austrini is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.4°
Azimuth: 10.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Piscis Austrini

8 Piscis Austrini is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 8 Piscis Austrini are provided in the following table:

21h 36m 11s
-26° 10’ 17”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Piscis Austrini in the sky:

Finder chart 8 Piscis Austrini star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Piscis Austrini.

Visibility of 8 Piscis Austrini 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 8 Piscis Austrini 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: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.8°

Distance of 8 Piscis Austrini from the Sun and relative movement

8 Piscis Austrini is distant 175.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

53.85 pc
175.55 ly
-19 km/s
0.111 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 8 Piscis Austrini

8 Piscis Austrini belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Piscis Austrini is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Piscis Austrini. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

8 Piscis Austrini star system properties

8 Piscis Austrini 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 8 Piscis Austrini double sysyem:

18.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 8 Piscis Austrini

8 Piscis Austrini