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north SunriseRise: 6:51  
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88 Piscium

Altitude: 44.8°   Azimuth: 166.4°   Direction: South-South-East

88 Piscium is a giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

88 Piscium visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 88 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 88 Piscium:


88 Piscium is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 166.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 88 Piscium

88 Piscium 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 88 Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 14m 42s
+06° 59’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 88 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart 88 Piscium star
Simplified finder chart for 88 Piscium.

Visibility of 88 Piscium 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 88 Piscium 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: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 88 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 88 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 88 Piscium is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 88 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 88 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 88 Piscium during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 88 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

88 Piscium is distant 461.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

141.44 pc
461.10 ly
-9 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 88 Piscium

88 Piscium belongs to spectral class G6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 88 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 88 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 88 Piscium