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36 Aurigae

Altitude: 35.6°   Azimuth: 304.5°   Direction: North-West

36 Aurigae is a star in the constellation of Auriga.

36 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 Aurigae 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 36 Aurigae:


36 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.6°
Azimuth: 304.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Aurigae

36 Aurigae 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 36 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 00m 58s
+47° 54’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Aurigae.

Visibility of 36 Aurigae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

36 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 00:43 UTC (altitude: 86.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 36 Aurigae 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 36 Aurigae is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 36 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

36 Aurigae is distant 1,021.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

313.48 pc
1,021.94 ly
16 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Aurigae

36 Aurigae belongs to spectral class B9 36 Aurigae is also a SiFe chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Aurigae