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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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π Geminorum (pi Geminorum)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:13 | Tran: 14:54 | Set: 0:35
Altitude: -1.5°   Azimuth: 23.3°   Direction: North-North-East

π Geminorum is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Gemini.

π Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its faintness, π Geminorum is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π Geminorum

Finder chart π Geminorum (pi Geminorum) star
Simplified finder chart for π Geminorum (pi Geminorum).

π Geminorum is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of π Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 47m 30s
+33° 24’ 56”
Image of π Geminorum (pi Geminorum) star
DSS2 image of π Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of π Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about π Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

π Geminorum star system properties

π Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the π Geminorum double sysyem:

21 arcsec

Distance of π Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

π Geminorum is distant 562.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

172.41 pc
562.07 ly
-12 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of π Geminorum

π Geminorum
(pi Geminorum)
80 Geminorum

Visibility of π Geminorum from your location

Today's π Geminorum (pi Geminorum) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.6°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.4°