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85 Pegasi

Altitude: 15.1°   Azimuth: 294.8°   Direction: West-North-West

85 Pegasi is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

85 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 85 Pegasi 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 85 Pegasi:


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

Altitude: 15.1°
Azimuth: 294.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 85 Pegasi

85 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 85 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

00h 02m 10s
+27° 04’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 85 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 85 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 85 Pegasi.

Visibility of 85 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 85 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: 62.9°
Max altitude: 65.6°
Azimuth: 297.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 85 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 85 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 85 Pegasi is 0.841 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.991 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 85 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 85 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 85 Pegasi during the next 100 years (1.40 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.65 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 85 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

85 Pegasi is distant 40.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

12.40 pc
40.43 ly
-36 km/s
0.841 arcsec/year
-0.991 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 85 Pegasi

85 Pegasi belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 85 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 85 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

85 Pegasi star system properties

85 Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 85 Pegasi double sysyem:

75.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 85 Pegasi

Gl 914 A