Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae)
Mahasim, also designated as θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae), is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.
Mahasim visual magnitude is 2.62. Thanks to its high brightness, Mahasim 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 Mahasim:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Mahasim
Mahasim 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 Mahasim are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Mahasim in the sky:
Visibility of Mahasim from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Mahasim - θ Aurigae (theta Aurigae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Mahasim
The image below is a photograph of Mahasim 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 Mahasim is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Mahasim from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Mahasim
Mahasim belongs to spectral class A0 Mahasim is also a Si chemically peculiar star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Mahasim is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Mahasim 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: