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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi)

Altitude: 46.6°   Azimuth: 166.2°   Direction: South-South-East

ρ Pegasi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

ρ Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ Pegasi 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 proper motion of ρ Pegasi is 0.079 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi) star
DSS2 image of ρ Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Pegasi during the next 10000 years (13.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ Pegasi


ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.6°
Azimuth: 166.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ Pegasi

ρ Pegasi 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 ρ Pegasi are provided in the following table:

22h 55m 13s
+08° 48’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi).

Visibility of ρ Pegasi 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 ρ Pegasi (rho Pegasi) 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: 81.2°
Max altitude: 47.3°
Azimuth: 278.8°

Distance of ρ Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

ρ Pegasi is distant 282.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

86.58 pc
282.25 ly
-10 km/s
0.079 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ρ Pegasi

ρ Pegasi belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ρ Pegasi

ρ Pegasi
(rho Pegasi)