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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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ξ Piscium (xi Piscium)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:47 | Tran: 9:01 | Set: 15:15
Altitude: -29.6°   Azimuth: 324.6°   Direction: North-West

ξ Piscium is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Pisces.

ξ Piscium visual magnitude is 4.62. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ Piscium 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ Piscium

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

ξ Piscium 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 ξ Piscium are provided in the following table:

01h 53m 33s
+03° 11’ 15”
Image of ξ Piscium (xi Piscium) star
DSS2 image of ξ Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Piscium during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ξ Piscium


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

Distance of ξ Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

ξ Piscium is distant 190.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

58.45 pc
190.53 ly
30 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ξ Piscium

ξ Piscium
(xi Piscium)
111 Piscium

Visibility of ξ Piscium from your location

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

Azimuth: 86.8°
Max altitude: 41.7°
Azimuth: 273.2°