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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 19:52 | Tran: 4:41 | Set: 13:27
Altitude: 6.5°   Azimuth: 51.9°   Direction: North-East

Scheat, also designated as β Pegasi (beta Pegasi), is a variable and multiple bright giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Pegasus.

Scheat visual magnitude is 2.42, making it the 83th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Scheat is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Scheat is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) star
DSS2 image of Scheat. The red arrow shows the motion of Scheat during the next 1000 years (3.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.28 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

23h 04m 57s
+28° 12’ 55”

J2000 Coordinates

23h 03m 46s
+28° 04’ 58”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) star
Simplified finder chart for Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


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

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

Star System Properties

Scheat 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 Scheat double sysyem:

253.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Scheat is distant 199.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

61.09 pc
199.14 ly
9 km/s
0.189 arcsec/y
0.137 "/y

Alternative Designations

β Pegasi
(beta Pegasi)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.9°
Max altitude: 66.6°
Azimuth: 298.1°