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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Alrescha - α Piscium (alpha Piscium)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:46 | Tran: 8:58 | Set: 15:09
Altitude: 32.0°   Azimuth: 226.0°   Direction: South-West

Alrescha, also designated as α Piscium (alpha Piscium), is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Pisces.

Alrescha visual magnitude is 4.33. Because of its moderate brightness, Alrescha is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Alrescha

Finder chart Alrescha - α Piscium (alpha Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for Alrescha - α Piscium (alpha Piscium).

Alrescha 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 Alrescha are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 02s
+02° 45’ 48”
Image of Alrescha - α Piscium (alpha Piscium) star
DSS2 image of Alrescha. The red arrow shows the motion of Alrescha during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Alrescha


Alrescha is also a SiSr chemically peculiar star.


Alrescha star system properties

Alrescha is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Alrescha double sysyem:

4 arcsec

Alternative designations of Alrescha

α Piscium
(alpha Piscium)
113 Piscium

Visibility of Alrescha from your location

Today's Alrescha - α Piscium (alpha Piscium) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.2°
Max altitude: 41.3°
Azimuth: 272.8°