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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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45 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 49.3°   Azimuth: 301.2°   Direction: West-North-West

45 Aurigae is a giant star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Auriga.

45 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its faintness, 45 Aurigae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 45 Aurigae

Finder chart 45 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 45 Aurigae.

45 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 45 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 21m 46s
+53° 27’ 07”
Image of 45 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 45 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 45 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 45 Aurigae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 45 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 45 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 45 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

45 Aurigae is distant 185.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

57.01 pc
185.86 ly
-1 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.084 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 45 Aurigae


Visibility of 45 Aurigae from your location

45 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 12:44 UTC (altitude: 88.0°)