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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:08 | Tran: 10:58 | Set: 21:45
Alt: 64.38°   Az: 111.96°   Direction: East-South-East

Mahasim, also designated as θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae), is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Auriga.

Mahasim visual magnitude is 2.62. Because of its brightness, Mahasim is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of Mahasim. The red arrow shows the motion of Mahasim during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 01m 23s
+37° 12’ 43”
21h 59m 04s
04h 00m 27s

J2000

05h 59m 43s
+37° 12’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates

174.34°
6.73°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

2.62
Hypergiant
Mahasim is also a Si chemically peculiar star.

-1.01
A0
11247K

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

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

Star System Properties

Mahasim 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 Mahasim double sysyem:

2.62
7.12
4.5
3.5 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Mahasim is distant 173.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

53.11
173.13
30 km/s
0.048 arcsec/y
-0.081"/y

Alternative Designations

Mahasim
θ Aurigae
(theta Aurigae)
SAO58636
SAO58636

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 52.8°
Max altitude: 75.7°
Azimuth: 307.2°