Fomalhaut (Star)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , Fomalhaut is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 1° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name Fomalhaut
Object type Star
Other names
Fomalhaut
α-PsA
Alpha Piscis Austrini
24-PsA
24 Piscis Austrini
HR 8728[1]
HD 216956
NSV 14372
HIP 113368[5]
TYC 6977-1267-1[4]
Position
Right ascension:22h57m38s [3]
Declination:-29°37'18" [3]
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus
Magnitude:
Variable
1.23 (V) [3]
1.41 (BT) [2]
1.25 (VT) [2]
Distance:7.7 parsec
25.1 lightyrs [5]
B-V Color (mag):0.14
Proper motion (speed):367.9 mas/yr[5]
Proper motion (pos ang):116.6°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):1.80
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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