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56 Pegasi

Altitude: 31.0°   Azimuth: 272.9°   Direction: West

56 Pegasi is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

56 Pegasi visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 Pegasi 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 Pegasi:


56 Pegasi is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.0°
Azimuth: 272.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Pegasi

56 Pegasi 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 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

23h 07m 06s
+25° 28’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Pegasi in the sky:

Finder chart 56 Pegasi star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Pegasi.

Visibility of 56 Pegasi from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 56 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.5°
Max altitude: 64.0°
Azimuth: 295.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Pegasi

The image below is a photograph of 56 Pegasi 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 Pegasi is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 56 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 56 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Pegasi during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 56 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

56 Pegasi is distant 537.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

164.74 pc
537.07 ly
-27 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 56 Pegasi

56 Pegasi belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Pegasi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Pegasi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 56 Pegasi