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υ Piscium (upsilon Piscium)

Altitude: -0.1°   Azimuth: 42.4°   Direction: North-East

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

υ Piscium visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, υ Piscium 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 υ Piscium:


υ Piscium (upsilon Piscium) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.1°
Azimuth: 42.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ Piscium

υ 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 υ Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 19m 27s
+27° 15’ 51”

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

Finder chart υ Piscium (upsilon Piscium) star
Simplified finder chart for υ Piscium (upsilon Piscium).

Visibility of υ Piscium 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 υ Piscium (upsilon 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: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of υ Piscium

The image below is a photograph of υ 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 υ Piscium is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of υ Piscium (upsilon Piscium) star
DSS2 image of υ Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of υ Piscium during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of υ Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

υ Piscium is distant 310.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

95.33 pc
310.77 ly
8 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of υ Piscium

υ Piscium belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of υ Piscium

υ Piscium
(upsilon Piscium)