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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:

4.26
Giant
Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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”
144.61°
-51.43°
Pisces

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.8°
Max altitude: 47.7°
Azimuth: 279.2°
Torcular - ο Piscium (omicron Piscium) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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);

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.

-0.23
G8III
4841K

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

Torcular
ο Piscium
(omicron Piscium)
110 Piscium
SAO110110
SAO110110