48 Geminorum is a giant star in the constellation of Gemini.
48 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 Geminorum should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 48 Geminorum:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Geminorum
48 Geminorum is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 48 Geminorum are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Geminorum in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Geminorum from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Geminorum
The image below is a photograph of 48 Geminorum from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 48 Geminorum is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement
48 Geminorum is distant 349.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Geminorum
48 Geminorum belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.