56 Tauri is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.
56 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Tauri 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 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Tauri
56 Tauri 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 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 56 Tauri 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 Tauri is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
56 Tauri is distant 315.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Tauri
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.