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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Geminorum in the sky:
Visibility of 52 Geminorum from your location
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.
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.
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.
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: