48 Aurigae is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.
48 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 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 48 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Aurigae
48 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 48 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Aurigae from your location
Today's 48 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Aurigae is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
48 Aurigae is distant 1,559.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Aurigae
48 Aurigae belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.