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52 Geminorum

52 Geminorum is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

52 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its reltive faintness, 52 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 52 Geminorum:

52 Geminorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 61°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Geminorum

52 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 52 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 14m 41s
+24° 53’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Geminorum in the sky:

Finder chart 52 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Geminorum.

Visibility of 52 Geminorum from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 52 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.1°
Max altitude: 63.4°
Azimuth: 294.9°
52 Geminorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Geminorum

The image below is a photograph of 52 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 52 Geminorum is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 52 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 52 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Geminorum during the next 1000 years (0.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.53 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 52 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

52 Geminorum is distant 336.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

103.31 pc
336.78 ly
47 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.092 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 52 Geminorum

52 Geminorum belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

52 Geminorum star system properties

52 Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 52 Geminorum double sysyem:

23.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 52 Geminorum

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