ψ2 Aurigae (psi2 Aurigae)
ψ2 Aurigae is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
ψ2 Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ2 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 ψ2 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ2 Aurigae
ψ2 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 ψ2 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ2 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of ψ2 Aurigae from your location
ψ2 Aurigae (psi2 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 01:21 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ2 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of ψ2 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 ψ2 Aurigae is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ψ2 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
ψ2 Aurigae is distant 432.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ψ2 Aurigae
ψ2 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ2 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ψ2 Aurigae star system properties
ψ2 Aurigae 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 ψ2 Aurigae double sysyem: