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Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium)

Altitude: 4.3°   Azimuth: 270.7°   Direction: West

Fumalsamakah, also designated as β Piscium (beta Piscium), is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

Fumalsamakah visual magnitude is 4.53. Because of its moderate brightness, Fumalsamakah 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 Fumalsamakah:


Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.3°
Azimuth: 270.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Fumalsamakah

Fumalsamakah 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 Fumalsamakah are provided in the following table:

23h 03m 52s
+03° 49’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Fumalsamakah in the sky:

Finder chart Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium).

Visibility of Fumalsamakah 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 Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium) 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: 86.2°
Max altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 273.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Fumalsamakah

The image below is a photograph of Fumalsamakah 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 Fumalsamakah is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Fumalsamakah - β Piscium (beta Piscium) star
DSS2 image of Fumalsamakah. The red arrow shows the motion of Fumalsamakah during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Fumalsamakah from the Sun and relative movement

Fumalsamakah is distant 492.45 light years from the Sun

151.06 pc
492.45 ly
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Fumalsamakah

Fumalsamakah belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Fumalsamakah

β Piscium
(beta Piscium)