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ψ3 Piscium (psi3 Piscium)

Altitude: 41.4°   Azimuth: 112.9°   Direction: East-South-East

ψ3 Piscium is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.

ψ3 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ3 Piscium 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 ψ3 Piscium:


ψ3 Piscium (psi3 Piscium) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.4°
Azimuth: 112.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ3 Piscium

ψ3 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 ψ3 Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 09m 49s
+19° 39’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ3 Piscium in the sky:

Finder chart ψ3 Piscium (psi3 Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ3 Piscium (psi3 Piscium).

Visibility of ψ3 Piscium 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 ψ3 Piscium (psi3 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: 70.3°
Max altitude: 58.2°
Azimuth: 289.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ3 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of ψ3 Piscium 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 ψ3 Piscium is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ3 Piscium (psi3 Piscium) star
DSS2 image of ψ3 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ3 Piscium during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ψ3 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

ψ3 Piscium is distant 402.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

123.61 pc
402.97 ly
-8 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ3 Piscium

ψ3 Piscium belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ3 Piscium is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ3 Piscium. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ψ3 Piscium

ψ3 Piscium
(psi3 Piscium)