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σ Piscium (sigma Piscium)

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

σ Piscium visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, σ Piscium should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about σ Piscium:

σ Piscium (sigma Piscium) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 60°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of σ 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of σ Piscium in the sky:

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

Visibility of σ Piscium from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 58.2°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.8°
σ Piscium (sigma Piscium) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of σ Piscium

The image below is a photograph of σ Piscium 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 σ Piscium is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of σ Piscium

σ Piscium belongs to spectral class B9 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

Alternative designations of σ Piscium

σ Piscium
(sigma Piscium)