Salm - τ Pegasi (tau Pegasi)
Salm, also designated as τ Pegasi (tau Pegasi), is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.
Salm visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, Salm 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 Salm:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Salm
Salm 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 Salm are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Salm in the sky:
Visibility of Salm from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Salm
The image below is a photograph of Salm 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 Salm is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Salm from the Sun and relative movement
Salm is distant 167.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Salm
Salm belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Salm is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.