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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:41  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:26

65 Aurigae

65 Aurigae is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

65 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, 65 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 65 Aurigae:

65 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 65 Aurigae

65 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 65 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

07h 22m 02s
+36° 45’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 65 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 65 Aurigae.

Visibility of 65 Aurigae from your location

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

Today's 65 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.2°
Max altitude: 75.3°
Azimuth: 306.8°
65 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 65 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 65 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 65 Aurigae is -0.098 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 65 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 65 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 65 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (-1.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.38 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 65 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

65 Aurigae is distant 234.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

71.94 pc
234.53 ly
23 km/s
-0.098 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 65 Aurigae

65 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 65 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 65 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

65 Aurigae star system properties

65 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 65 Aurigae double sysyem:

11.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 65 Aurigae