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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:

4.29
Hypergiant
β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

22h 31m 30s
-32° 20’ 45”
14.59°
-59.32°
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Piscis Austrini in the sky:

Finder chart β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini) star
Simplified finder chart for β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini).

Visibility of β Piscis Austrini from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.3°
Max altitude: 6.2°
Azimuth: 237.7°
β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of β Piscis Austrini (beta Piscis Austrini) star
DSS2 image of β Piscis Austrini. The red arrow shows the motion of β Piscis Austrini during the next 10000 years (10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

45.48 pc
148.25 ly
6 km/s
0.065 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

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.

1.00
A0V
10002K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Piscis Austrini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of β Piscis Austrini. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

4.29
7.79
3.5
30.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of β Piscis Austrini

β Piscis Austrini
(beta Piscis Austrini)
17 Piscis Austrini
SAO213883
SAO213883