56 Geminorum is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.
56 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.1. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 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 56 Geminorum:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Geminorum
56 Geminorum 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 Geminorum are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Geminorum in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Geminorum from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Geminorum
The image below is a photograph of 56 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 56 Geminorum is -0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement
56 Geminorum is distant 428.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Geminorum
56 Geminorum belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
56 Geminorum star system properties
56 Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 56 Geminorum double sysyem: