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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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ξ Pegasi (xi Pegasi)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:16 | Tran: 4:20 | Set: 11:21
Altitude: 28.1°   Azimuth: 253.4°   Direction: West-South-West

ξ Pegasi is a multiple giant star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Pegasus.

ξ Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.19. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ Pegasi is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

ξ Pegasi is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of ξ Pegasi (xi Pegasi) star
DSS2 image of ξ Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Pegasi during the next 1000 years (3.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.30 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

22h 47m 54s
+12° 18’ 09”

J2000 Coordinates

22h 46m 41s
+12° 10’ 22”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ξ Pegasi (xi Pegasi) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ Pegasi (xi Pegasi).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

ξ Pegasi is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ξ Pegasi double sysyem:

145 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ξ Pegasi is distant 52.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

16.25 pc
52.97 ly
-5 km/s
0.235 arcsec/y
-0.498 "/y

Alternative Designations

ξ Pegasi
(xi Pegasi)
Gl 872 A

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ξ Pegasi (xi Pegasi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.8°
Max altitude: 50.7°
Azimuth: 282.2°