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59 Geminorum

Altitude: 55.4°   Azimuth: 239.3°   Direction: West-South-West

59 Geminorum is a giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

59 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 Geminorum should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 59 Geminorum is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 59 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 59 Geminorum

5.76
Giant

59 Geminorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 239.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Geminorum

59 Geminorum 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 59 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 24m 33s
+27° 38’ 17”
190.91°
18.97°
Gemini

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Geminorum in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Geminorum.

Visibility of 59 Geminorum 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 59 Geminorum 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: 62.4°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.6°

Distance of 59 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

59 Geminorum is distant 209.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

64.23 pc
209.38 ly
-5 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Geminorum

59 Geminorum belongs to spectral class F0

1.72
F0
7217K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 59 Geminorum

59 Geminorum
SAO79366
SAO79366