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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 79.97°   Az: 260.20°   Direction: West

ψ6 Aurigae is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Auriga.

ψ6 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its faintness, ψ6 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.

Image of ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of ψ6 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ6 Aurigae during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 49m 31s
+48° 45’ 38”
01h 00m 22s
07h 49m 54s

J2000

06h 47m 39s
+48° 47’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates

167.26°
19.47°

Finder Chart

Finder chart ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.22
Hypergiant

-0.35
K0III
4472K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ6 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ6 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ψ6 Aurigae is distant 423.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

130.04
423.93
-8 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/y
0.006"/y

Alternative Designations

ψ6 Aurigae
(psi6 Aurigae)
SAO41346
SAO41346

Visibility from Your Location

ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 10:58 UTC (altitude: 87.3°)