ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae)
ψ1 Aurigae is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.
ψ1 Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ1 Aurigae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ψ1 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ1 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ1 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of ψ1 Aurigae from your location
ψ1 Aurigae (psi1 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 01:22 UTC (altitude: 87.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ1 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of ψ1 Aurigae 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 ψ1 Aurigae is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of ψ1 Aurigae
ψ1 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K5 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.