56 Leonis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Leo.
56 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Leonis 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 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Leonis
56 Leonis 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 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 56 Leonis 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 Leonis is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
56 Leonis is distant 325.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Leonis
56 Leonis belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.