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63 Aurigae

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:

63 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 28°.

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:

07h 11m 39s
+39° 19’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 63 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 63 Aurigae.

Visibility of 63 Aurigae from your location

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

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.

Image of 63 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 63 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 63 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

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.

142.45 pc
464.39 ly
-27 km/s
0.044 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 63 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 63 Aurigae