Hassaleh - ι Aurigae (iota Aurigae)
Hassaleh, also designated as ι Aurigae (iota Aurigae), is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
Hassaleh visual magnitude is 2.69. Thanks to its high brightness, Hassaleh is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Hassaleh:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Hassaleh
Hassaleh 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 Hassaleh are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Hassaleh in the sky:
Visibility of Hassaleh from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Hassaleh
The image below is a photograph of Hassaleh 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 Hassaleh is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Hassaleh from the Sun and relative movement
Hassaleh is distant 511.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Hassaleh
Hassaleh belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Hassaleh is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.