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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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62 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:39 | Tran: 13:54 | Set: 1:12
Altitude: 32.9°   Azimuth: 68.5°   Direction: East-North-East

62 Aurigae is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Auriga.

62 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6. Because of its faintness, 62 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 62 Aurigae

Finder chart 62 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Aurigae.

62 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 62 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 59m 02s
+38° 03’ 07”
178.64°
17.72°
Auriga
Image of 62 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 62 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (-0.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.03 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 62 Aurigae

6
Giant

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

-0.33
K2III
4251K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 62 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

62 Aurigae is distant 602.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

184.84 pc
602.59 ly
25 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
-0.122 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 62 Aurigae

SAO59658
SAO59658

Visibility of 62 Aurigae from your location

Today's 62 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.9°
Max altitude: 76.6°
Azimuth: 308.1°