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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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σ Piscium (sigma Piscium)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:04 | Tran: 8:30 | Set: 17:52
Altitude: 24.3°   Azimuth: 291.1°   Direction: West-North-West

σ Piscium is a main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Pisces.

σ Piscium visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its faintness, σ Piscium is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of σ Piscium

Finder chart σ Piscium (sigma Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for σ Piscium (sigma Piscium).

σ Piscium 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 σ Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 02m 49s
+31° 48’ 15”
Image of σ Piscium (sigma Piscium) star
DSS2 image of σ Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of σ Piscium during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about σ Piscium


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of σ Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

σ Piscium is distant 414.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

127.06 pc
414.23 ly
10 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of σ Piscium

σ Piscium
(sigma Piscium)

Visibility of σ Piscium from your location

Today's σ Piscium (sigma Piscium) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.2°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.8°