International Star Naming
The most popular free star naming service
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
||Star name:||η Piscium
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
||Right ascension:||1h 31m 29.01s (22.87088°)
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
||Spectral type: ||G8III
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
The fishes are an old constellation. It represents Venus and her son, leaping into the sea and transforming themselves into fishes to escape from the monster Typhon.
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