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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationGamma Piscium
Flamsteed Number6 Piscium
HR (BSC)8852
Right Ascension23h 17m 10s
Declination+3° 16' 56"
Distance138 light years
42 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.7
Absolute: +0.6
Spectral ClassG9III:Fe-2 yellow giant
Planets in this systemGamma Piscium b, gas giant
Optimum VisibilitySeptember / October
NotesThe giant star Gamma Piscium lies at the western point of the asterism known as the Circlet, representing one of the two fish symbolised by the constellation Pisces. This yellow star has a planet in orbit, a gas giant with a considerably greater mass than that of Jupiter.

Despite its 'Gamma' designation, this star is actually slightly brighter than either the Alpha or Beta stars of Pisces, Alrescha and Fumalsamakah. It is a yellow giant about 138 light years from Earth.


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