56 Andromedae is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.
56 Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Andromedae 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 56 Andromedae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Andromedae
56 Andromedae 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 56 Andromedae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Andromedae in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Andromedae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Andromedae
The image below is a photograph of 56 Andromedae 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 56 Andromedae is 0.182 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement
56 Andromedae is distant 320.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 59 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Andromedae
56 Andromedae belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
56 Andromedae star system properties
56 Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 56 Andromedae double sysyem: