Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium)
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 skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Torcular:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Torcular in the sky:
Visibility of Torcular from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Torcular
The image below is a photograph of Torcular 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 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.
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.
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.