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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:48 | Tran: 4:40 | Set: 11:29
Altitude: -2.5°   Azimuth: 289.3°   Direction: West-North-West

Enif, also designated as ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi), is a variable and multiple supergiant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Pegasus.

Enif visual magnitude is 2.39, making it the 81th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Enif is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Enif

Finder chart Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi) star
Simplified finder chart for Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi).

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:

21h 44m 11s
+09° 52’ 29”
65.57°
-31.46°
Pegasus
Image of Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi) star
DSS2 image of Enif. The red arrow shows the motion of Enif during the next 10000 years (5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Enif

2.39
Supergiant

and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.

-4.18
K2I
3749K

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

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

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:

2.39
8.49
6.1
142.5 arcsec

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.

206.19 pc
672.16 ly
5 km/s
0.031 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Enif

Enif
ε Pegasi
(epsilon Pegasi)
SAO127029
SAO127029

Visibility of Enif from your location

Today's Enif - ε Pegasi (epsilon Pegasi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.1°
Max altitude: 48.4°
Azimuth: 279.9°