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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini)

Altitude: 10.7°   Azimuth: 163.1°   Direction: South-South-East

ζ Piscis Austrini is a variable giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

ζ Piscis Austrini visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ Piscis Austrini should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ζ Piscis Austrini is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini) star
DSS2 image of ζ Piscis Austrini. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Piscis Austrini during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ Piscis Austrini

6.43
Giant

ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.7°
Azimuth: 163.1°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Piscis Austrini

ζ Piscis Austrini is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ζ Piscis Austrini are provided in the following table:

22h 30m 53s
-26° 04’ 24”
26.73°
-58.67°
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ Piscis Austrini in the sky:

Finder chart ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini).

Visibility of ζ Piscis Austrini 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 ζ Piscis Austrini (zeta Piscis Austrini) 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: 116.1°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.9°

Distance of ζ Piscis Austrini from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Piscis Austrini is distant 399.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

122.40 pc
399.02 ly
-26 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Piscis Austrini

ζ Piscis Austrini belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.99
K1III
4559K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Piscis Austrini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ζ Piscis Austrini. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ζ Piscis Austrini

ζ Piscis Austrini
(zeta Piscis Austrini)
SAO191196
SAO191196