56 Orionis is a variable and double bright giant star in the constellation of Orion.
56 Orionis visual magnitude is 4.78. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 Orionis 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 Orionis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Orionis
56 Orionis 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 Orionis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Orionis in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Orionis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Orionis
The image below is a photograph of 56 Orionis 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 Orionis is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement
56 Orionis is distant 1,112.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Orionis
56 Orionis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
56 Orionis star system properties
56 Orionis 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 Orionis double sysyem: