Beta Piscis Austrini

Beta Piscis Austrini

Beta Piscis Austrini

Location of β Piscis Austrini (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Piscis Austrinus
Right ascension 22h 31m 30.29s
Declination −32° 20' 45.7"
Apparent magnitude (V)+4.29
Distance148 ly
(45 pc)
Spectral typeA1V
Other designations
β  Piscis Austrini, β PsA, Beta PsA, 17  Piscis Austrini, CCDM J22315-3221A, CPD −32° 6506, FK5 1592, GC 31459, HD 213398, HIP 111188, HR 8576, IDS 22258-3252 A, PPM 302699, SAO 213883, WDS J22315-3221A

Beta Piscis Austrini (Beta PsA, β Piscis Austrini, β PsA) is multiple star system in constellation of Piscis Austrinus, with an apparent magnitude of +4.29. The primary component is a white A-type subgiant. It is approximately 148 light years from Earth.

Beta Piscis Austrini is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 14.4 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,900 and 28,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

With Delta and Zeta it constituted Tien Kang ("heavenly rope") in China.[2][3]

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