Fomalhaut (Star)

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Image of Fomalhaut
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Fomalhaut is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 9° below the horizon at dusk.

Name Fomalhaut
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-PsA
24-PsA
HR 8728
HD 216956
NSV 14372
HIP 113368
TYC 6977-1267-1
Position
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus
Brightness (V):Mag 1.2
Variable
B-V Color (mag):0.14
Right Ascension:22h57m38s
Declination:-29°37'18"
Distance:8.1 parsec
26.5 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):371.0 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):115.9°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):1.68

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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