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64 Aurigae

64 Aurigae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Auriga.

64 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, 64 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 64 Aurigae:

64 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 26°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 64 Aurigae

64 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 64 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

07h 18m 02s
+40° 52’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 64 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 64 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 64 Aurigae.

Visibility of 64 Aurigae from your location

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

64 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 18:54 UTC (altitude: 79.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 64 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 64 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 64 Aurigae is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 64 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 64 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 64 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 64 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

64 Aurigae is distant 267.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

82.10 pc
267.65 ly
-10 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 64 Aurigae

64 Aurigae belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 64 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 64 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 64 Aurigae