56 Persei is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.
56 Persei visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Persei 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 Persei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Persei
56 Persei 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 Persei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Persei in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Persei from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Persei
The image below is a photograph of 56 Persei 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 Persei is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.072 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Persei from the Sun and relative movement
56 Persei is distant 135.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Persei
56 Persei belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Persei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
56 Persei star system properties
56 Persei is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 56 Persei double sysyem: