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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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56 Aquarii

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:12 | Tran: 5:54 | Set: 10:36
Altitude: 22.2°   Azimuth: 161.5°   Direction: South-South-East

56 Aquarii is a main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Aquarius.

56 Aquarii visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its faintness, 56 Aquarii 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 56 Aquarii

Finder chart 56 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Aquarii.

56 Aquarii 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 56 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

22h 30m 17s
-14° 35’ 08”
Image of 56 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 56 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 56 Aquarii


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 56 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

56 Aquarii is distant 633.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

194.17 pc
633.01 ly
-27 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 56 Aquarii


Visibility of 56 Aquarii from your location

Today's 56 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.6°
Max altitude: 23.9°
Azimuth: 255.4°