ψ3 Aurigae (psi3 Aurigae)
ψ3 Aurigae is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
ψ3 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ3 Aurigae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ψ3 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ3 Aurigae
ψ3 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 ψ3 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ3 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of ψ3 Aurigae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
ψ3 Aurigae (psi3 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 18:26 UTC (altitude: 78.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ3 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of ψ3 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 ψ3 Aurigae is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ψ3 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
ψ3 Aurigae is distant 758.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ψ3 Aurigae
ψ3 Aurigae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ3 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.