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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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κ Piscium (kappa Piscium)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:03 | Tran: 6:11 | Set: 12:15
Altitude: 23.5°   Azimuth: 120.5°   Direction: East-South-East

κ Piscium is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Pisces.

κ Piscium visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, κ Piscium is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Piscium

Finder chart κ Piscium (kappa Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Piscium (kappa Piscium).

κ Piscium 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 κ Piscium are provided in the following table:

23h 26m 56s
+01° 15’ 20”
Image of κ Piscium (kappa Piscium) star
DSS2 image of κ Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Piscium during the next 1000 years (1.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.62 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ Piscium


κ Piscium is also a CrSiSr chemically peculiar star.


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

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

κ Piscium star system properties

κ Piscium 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 κ Piscium double sysyem:

163.4 arcsec

Distance of κ Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

κ Piscium is distant 162.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

49.70 pc
162.03 ly
-3 km/s
0.089 arcsec/year
-0.097 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ Piscium

κ Piscium
(kappa Piscium)

Visibility of κ Piscium from your location

Today's κ Piscium (kappa Piscium) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.7°
Max altitude: 39.8°
Azimuth: 271.3°