Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi)
Enif, also designated as ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi), is a variable and multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Pegasus.
Enif visual magnitude is 2.39, making it the 82th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Enif is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Enif:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Enif
Enif 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 Enif are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Enif in the sky:
Visibility of Enif from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Enif
The image below is a photograph of Enif 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 Enif is 0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Enif from the Sun and relative movement
Enif is distant 672.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Enif
Enif belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Enif is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Enif star system properties
Enif is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Enif double sysyem: