η Piscis Austrini (eta Piscis Austrini)
η Piscis Austrini is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
η Piscis Austrini visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, η Piscis Austrini should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about η Piscis Austrini:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Piscis Austrini
η Piscis Austrini is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of η Piscis Austrini are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η Piscis Austrini in the sky:
Visibility of η Piscis Austrini from your location
Today's η Piscis Austrini (eta Piscis Austrini) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of η Piscis Austrini
The image below is a photograph of η 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 η Piscis Austrini is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η Piscis Austrini from the Sun and relative movement
η Piscis Austrini is distant 1,012.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η Piscis Austrini
η Piscis Austrini belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η Piscis Austrini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
η Piscis Austrini star system properties
η Piscis Austrini is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the η Piscis Austrini double sysyem: