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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:

2.42
Bright giant
Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 35°.

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:

23h 03m 46s
+28° 04’ 58”
95.74°
-29.05°
Pegasus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Scheat in the sky:

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

Visibility of Scheat from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 61.9°
Max altitude: 66.6°
Azimuth: 298.1°
Scheat - β Pegasi (beta Pegasi) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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);

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.

61.09 pc
199.14 ly
9 km/s
0.189 arcsec/year
0.137 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Scheat

Scheat belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-1.51
M2II
3555K

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

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:

2.42
9.42
7
253.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of Scheat

Scheat
β Pegasi
(beta Pegasi)
SAO90981
SAO90981