56 Ceti is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
56 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 Ceti should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 56 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Ceti
56 Ceti 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 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 56 Ceti 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 Ceti is 0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
56 Ceti is distant 398.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Ceti
56 Ceti belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.