β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini)
β Piscis Austrini is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
β Piscis Austrini visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, β Piscis Austrini should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about β Piscis Austrini:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Piscis Austrini
β Piscis Austrini is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of β Piscis Austrini are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Piscis Austrini in the sky:
Visibility of β Piscis Austrini from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of β Piscis Austrini
The image below is a photograph of β Piscis Austrini 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 β Piscis Austrini is 0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of β Piscis Austrini from the Sun and relative movement
β Piscis Austrini is distant 148.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of β Piscis Austrini
β Piscis Austrini belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Piscis Austrini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
β Piscis Austrini star system properties
β Piscis Austrini is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the β Piscis Austrini double sysyem: