Thursday, July 24, 2008

54 Piscium

Star type
g K0+ V

Distance from Earth
g 36.2 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g NA

Temp (xSol)
g NA; 79%; NA

Brightness (xSol)
g 47.9%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g See upper right

Star system features
g Brown dwarf (directly imaged in 2006) orbits star

Known planets
g One planet (see photo at upper right), named HD 3651b

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g Northwestern corner of Constellation Pisces - northeast of Algenib (Gamma Pegasi), southeast of Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae), southwest of Delta Andromedae and Mirach (Beta Andromedae), west of the Triangulum Galaxy (M33) and Sheratan (Beta Arietis), and northwest of spiral galaxy M74 (NGC 628) and Delta and Epsilon Piscium

Other names
g 54 Psc; HR 166; Gl 27; HIP 3093; HD 3651; BD+20 85; SAO 74175; LHS 1116; LTT 10224; LFT 59

Sci-fi mentions
g In Chris Berman’s novel “Ace of Aces,” second planet in star system is home to humanity’s furthest extra solar colony, which is destroyed by the Narrat, a hostile alien species

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