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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Pegasi in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Pegasi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 56 Pegasi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.