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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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49 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:26 | Tran: 12:11 | Set: 20:56
Altitude: 53.2°   Azimuth: 245.2°   Direction: West-South-West

49 Aurigae is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Auriga.

49 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its faintness, 49 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 49 Aurigae

Finder chart 49 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Aurigae.

49 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 49 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 35m 12s
+28° 01’ 19”
186.04°
9.13°
Auriga
Image of 49 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 49 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 49 Aurigae

5.27
Hypergiant

and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.41
A0V
10516K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 49 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

49 Aurigae is distant 446.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

136.99 pc
446.58 ly
17 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 49 Aurigae

SAO78524
SAO78524

Visibility of 49 Aurigae from your location

Today's 49 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.0°
Max altitude: 66.5°
Azimuth: 298.0°