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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 85.0°   Azimuth: 246.9°   Direction: West-South-West

ψ1 Aurigae is a variable supergiant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Auriga.

ψ1 Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ1 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 ψ1 Aurigae

Finder chart ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae).

ψ1 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 ψ1 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 24m 53s
+49° 17’ 17”
Image of ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of ψ1 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ1 Aurigae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ1 Aurigae


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ1 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ1 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ψ1 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

ψ1 Aurigae is distant 3,835.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

1,176.47 pc
3,835.29 ly
5 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ψ1 Aurigae

ψ1 Aurigae
(psi1 Aurigae)

Visibility of ψ1 Aurigae from your location

ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 12:51 UTC (altitude: 87.8°)