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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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χ Aurigae (chi Aurigae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:54 | Tran: 12:20 | Set: 21:46
Altitude: -5.9°   Azimuth: 351.8°   Direction: North

χ Aurigae is a supergiant star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Auriga.

χ Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, χ 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 χ Aurigae

Finder chart χ Aurigae (chi Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Aurigae (chi Aurigae).

χ 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 χ Aurigae are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 43s
+32° 11’ 30”
Image of χ Aurigae (chi Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of χ Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Aurigae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about χ Aurigae


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


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

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

Distance of χ Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

χ Aurigae is distant 4,075.00 light years from the Sun

1,250.00 pc
4,075.00 ly
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of χ Aurigae

χ Aurigae
(chi Aurigae)

Visibility of χ Aurigae from your location

Today's χ Aurigae (chi Aurigae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.8°
Max altitude: 70.7°
Azimuth: 302.2°