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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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48 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:07 | Tran: 11:15 | Set: 20:23
Alt: 17.27°   Az: 297.53°   Direction: West-North-West

48 Aurigae is a variable supergiant star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Auriga.

48 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its faintness, 48 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.

Image of 48 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 48 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 48 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 30m 08s
+30° 28’ 32”
06h 42m 56s
13h 13m 05s


06h 28m 34s
+30° 29’ 35”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 48 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 48 Aurigae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 48 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

22 km/s
0.002 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 48 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.5°
Max altitude: 69.0°
Azimuth: 300.5°