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43 Aurigae

Altitude: 42.9°   Azimuth: 65.2°   Direction: East-North-East

43 Aurigae is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

43 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 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 43 Aurigae:


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

Altitude: 42.9°
Azimuth: 65.2°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Aurigae

43 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 43 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 18m 16s
+46° 21’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 43 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 43 Aurigae.

Visibility of 43 Aurigae from your location

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

43 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 01:27 UTC (altitude: 84.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 43 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 43 Aurigae is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.126 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 43 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 43 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 43 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (0.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.10 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 43 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

43 Aurigae is distant 345.71 light years from the Sun

106.04 pc
345.71 ly
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.126 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 43 Aurigae

43 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 43 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 43 Aurigae