Beta Piscis Austrini

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β Piscis Austrini
Piscis Austrinus constellation map.svg
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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
Distance 148 ly
(45 pc)
Spectral type A1V
Other designations
β Piscis Austrini, β PsA, Beta PsA, 17 Piscis Austrini, CCDM J22315-3221, CPD −32° 6506, FK5 1592, GC 31459, HD 213398, HIP 111188, HR 8576, IDS 22258-3252, PPM 302699, SAO 213883, WDS J22315-3221A
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SIMBAD data

Beta Piscis Austrini (Beta PsA, β Piscis Austrini, β PsA) is a multiple star system in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, with an apparent magnitude of +4.29. The primary component is a white A-type main sequence star. It is approximately 148 light years from Earth and the secondary is a yellow G1 main sequence star.

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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