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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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54 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:55 | Tran: 13:42 | Set: 22:29
Altitude: 21.6°   Azimuth: 288.7°   Direction: West-North-West

54 Aurigae is a variable and double giant star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Auriga.

54 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its faintness, 54 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 54 Aurigae

Finder chart 54 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

06h 39m 33s
+28° 15’ 47”
186.24°
10.1°
Auriga
Image of 54 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 54 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 54 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 54 Aurigae

6.03
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.66
B7III
11247K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 54 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

6.03
7.63
1.6
0.8 arcsec

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.

217.39 pc
708.70 ly
19 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 54 Aurigae

SAO78593
SAO78593

Visibility of 54 Aurigae from your location

Today's 54 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.7°
Max altitude: 66.8°
Azimuth: 298.3°