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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium)

Altitude: 39.5°   Azimuth: 134.8°   Direction: South-East

Torcular, also designated as ο Piscium (omicron Piscium), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

Torcular visual magnitude is 4.26. Because of its moderate brightness, Torcular should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of Torcular is 0.073 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium) star
DSS2 image of Torcular. The red arrow shows the motion of Torcular during the next 10000 years (12.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Torcular


Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 134.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Torcular

Torcular is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Torcular are provided in the following table:

01h 45m 23s
+09° 09’ 28”

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

Finder chart Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium).

Visibility of Torcular from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 80.8°
Max altitude: 47.7°
Azimuth: 279.2°

Distance of Torcular from the Sun and relative movement

Torcular is distant 258.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

79.18 pc
258.12 ly
14 km/s
0.073 arcsec/year
0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Torcular

Torcular belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Torcular

ο Piscium
(omicron Piscium)
110 Piscium