56 Sagittarii is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
56 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 Sagittarii 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 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Sagittarii
56 Sagittarii 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 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Sagittarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 56 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of 56 Sagittarii 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 Sagittarii is -0.129 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.089 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
56 Sagittarii is distant 204.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Sagittarii
56 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.