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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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ψ5 Aurigae (psi5 Aurigae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 56.0°   Azimuth: 83.3°   Direction: East

ψ5 Aurigae is a double hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Auriga.

ψ5 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its faintness, ψ5 Aurigae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ5 Aurigae

Finder chart ψ5 Aurigae (psi5 Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ5 Aurigae (psi5 Aurigae).

ψ5 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 ψ5 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 46m 44s
+43° 34’ 39”
Image of ψ5 Aurigae (psi5 Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of ψ5 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ5 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (-0.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.75 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ5 Aurigae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ5 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ5 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ψ5 Aurigae star system properties

ψ5 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ψ5 Aurigae double sysyem:

36.2 arcsec

Distance of ψ5 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

ψ5 Aurigae is distant 53.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

16.51 pc
53.83 ly
-24 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.165 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ψ5 Aurigae

ψ5 Aurigae
(psi5 Aurigae)

Visibility of ψ5 Aurigae from your location

ψ5 Aurigae (psi5 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 13:17 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)