56 Arietis is a variable star in the constellation of Aries.
56 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Arietis 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 Arietis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Arietis
56 Arietis 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 Arietis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Arietis in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Arietis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 56 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Arietis
The image below is a photograph of 56 Arietis 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 Arietis is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement
56 Arietis is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Arietis
56 Arietis belongs to spectral class B9 56 Arietis is also a Si chemically peculiar star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.