54 Aurigae is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
54 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 54 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 54 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Aurigae
54 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 54 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of 54 Aurigae from your location
Today's 54 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 54 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Aurigae is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 54 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
54 Aurigae is distant 708.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 54 Aurigae
54 Aurigae belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
54 Aurigae star system properties
54 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 54 Aurigae double sysyem: