α Piscium (alpha Piscium)
α Piscium is a double star in the constellation of Pisces.
α Piscium visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, α 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 α Piscium:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Piscium
α 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 α Piscium are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Piscium in the sky:
Visibility of α Piscium from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's α Piscium (alpha Piscium) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of α Piscium
The image below is a photograph of α 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 α Piscium is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of α Piscium from the Sun and relative movement
α Piscium is distant 139.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Piscium
α Piscium belongs to spectral class A3
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
α Piscium star system properties
α Piscium is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the α Piscium double sysyem: