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χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi)

Altitude: 4.5°   Azimuth: 62.7°   Direction: East-North-East

χ Pegasi is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

χ Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, χ Pegasi should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of χ Pegasi is 0.093 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi) star
DSS2 image of χ Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Pegasi during the next 1000 years (1.55 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about χ Pegasi


χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.5°
Azimuth: 62.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ Pegasi

χ Pegasi 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 χ Pegasi are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 36s
+20° 12’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of χ Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi).

Visibility of χ Pegasi 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 χ Pegasi (chi Pegasi) 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: 69.8°
Max altitude: 58.7°
Azimuth: 290.2°

Distance of χ Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

χ Pegasi is distant 325.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

99.90 pc
325.67 ly
-46 km/s
0.093 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of χ Pegasi

χ Pegasi belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where χ Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of χ Pegasi

χ Pegasi
(chi Pegasi)