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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Aurigae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 60 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.