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66 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 54.36°   Az: 87.60°   Direction: East

66 Aurigae is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Auriga.

66 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.19. Because of its faintness, 66 Aurigae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 66 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 66 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 66 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 25m 50s
+40° 37’ 21”
20h 39m 40s
04h 05m 30s

J2000

07h 24m 08s
+40° 40’ 19”

Galactic Coordinates

177.67°
23.15°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 66 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 66 Aurigae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.19
Giant

-1.55
K1III
4251K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 66 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

66 Aurigae is distant 727.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

223.21
727.68
21 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/y
-0.023"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO41738
SAO41738

Visibility from Your Location

66 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 11:23 UTC (altitude: 79.1°)