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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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87 Pegasi

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:38 | Tran: 7:17 | Set: 14:52
Altitude: 43.0°   Azimuth: 119.1°   Direction: East-South-East

87 Pegasi is a giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Pegasus.

87 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its faintness, 87 Pegasi 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 87 Pegasi

Finder chart 87 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 87 Pegasi.

87 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 87 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

00h 09m 02s
+18° 12’ 42”
Image of 87 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 87 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 87 Pegasi during the next 1000 years (2.28 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 87 Pegasi


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 87 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 87 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 87 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

87 Pegasi is distant 291.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

89.53 pc
291.85 ly
-23 km/s
0.137 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 87 Pegasi


Visibility of 87 Pegasi from your location

Today's 87 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.8°
Max altitude: 56.7°
Azimuth: 288.2°