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41 Aurigae

Altitude: 10.4°   Azimuth: 4.7°   Direction: North

41 Aurigae is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Auriga.

41 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, 41 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 41 Aurigae:


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

Altitude: 10.4°
Azimuth: 4.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Aurigae

41 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 41 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 11m 36s
+48° 42’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Aurigae.

Visibility of 41 Aurigae from your location

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

41 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 06:00 UTC (altitude: 87.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 41 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 41 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 41 Aurigae is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 41 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of 41 Aurigae

41 Aurigae belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


41 Aurigae star system properties

41 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 41 Aurigae double sysyem:

7.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 41 Aurigae