53 Geminorum is a variable giant star in the constellation of Gemini.
53 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Geminorum:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Geminorum in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Geminorum
The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Geminorum is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 53 Geminorum
53 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 53 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.