63 Aurigae is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
63 Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, 63 Aurigae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 63 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Aurigae
63 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 63 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of 63 Aurigae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
63 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 14:44 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 63 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of 63 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 63 Aurigae is 0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 63 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
63 Aurigae is distant 464.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 63 Aurigae
63 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 63 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.