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47 Aurigae

Altitude: 15.3°   Azimuth: 330.1°   Direction: North-North-West

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

47 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 47 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 47 Aurigae:


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

Altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 330.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 47 Aurigae

47 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 47 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 30m 02s
+46° 41’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 47 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 47 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 47 Aurigae.

Visibility of 47 Aurigae from your location

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

47 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 06:06 UTC (altitude: 85.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 47 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 47 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 47 Aurigae is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 47 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 47 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 47 Aurigae during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 47 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

47 Aurigae is distant 530.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

162.60 pc
530.08 ly
-47 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 47 Aurigae

47 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 47 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 47 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 47 Aurigae