Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi)
Scheat, also designated as β Pegasi (beta Pegasi), is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.
Scheat visual magnitude is 2.42, making it the 84th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Scheat is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Scheat:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Scheat
Scheat 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 Scheat are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Scheat in the sky:
Visibility of Scheat from your location
Today's Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Scheat
The image below is a photograph of Scheat 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 Scheat is 0.189 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.137 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Scheat from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Scheat
Scheat belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Scheat is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Scheat 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: