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

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 75.4°   Azimuth: 141.9°   Direction: South-East

63 Aurigae is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Auriga.

63 Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, 63 Aurigae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Aurigae

Finder chart 63 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
178.27°
20.46°
Auriga
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);

Key facts about 63 Aurigae

4.9
Giant

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

-0.87
K4III
3870K

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

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

Alternative designations of 63 Aurigae

SAO59866
SAO59866

Visibility of 63 Aurigae from your location

63 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 13:06 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)