This is one of the brighter carbon stars, SIMBAD lists it as being magnitude 5.84 in the visual band. The spectral type is given to be C-N5 and it's distance from us is 419.11 parsecs (1366.955 light years).
This star was part of a 1986 study of the chemical composition of carbon stars. The study showed that carbon stars have C, N and O abundances similar to planetary nebula and they are consistent with G and M type giant stars. This study also showed that carbon stars are not hydrogen deficient.