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60 Aurigae

Altitude: 4.8°   Azimuth: 333.6°   Direction: North-North-West

60 Aurigae is a dwarf star in the constellation of Auriga.

60 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, 60 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 60 Aurigae:


60 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.8°
Azimuth: 333.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Aurigae

60 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 60 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 53m 13s
+38° 26’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Aurigae.

Visibility of 60 Aurigae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 60 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.6°
Max altitude: 77.0°
Azimuth: 308.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Aurigae is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.176 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 60 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (0.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

60 Aurigae is distant 214.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

65.75 pc
214.33 ly
32 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.176 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Aurigae

60 Aurigae belongs to spectral class F5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 60 Aurigae