We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

53 Geminorum

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:54 | Tran: 14:38 | Set: 23:22
Altitude: -2.5°   Azimuth: 36.2°   Direction: North-East

53 Geminorum is a variable giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Gemini.

53 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its faintness, 53 Geminorum is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Geminorum

Finder chart 53 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Geminorum.

53 Geminorum is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 53 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 15m 57s
+27° 53’ 51”
189.91°
17.3°
Gemini
Image of 53 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 53 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 53 Geminorum

5.71
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.89
M1III
3608K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 53 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

53 Geminorum is distant 1,079.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

331.13 pc
1,079.47 ly
24 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 53 Geminorum

53 Geminorum
SAO79221
SAO79221

Visibility of 53 Geminorum from your location

Today's 53 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°