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ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae)

Altitude: 33.9°   Azimuth: 52.4°   Direction: North-East

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

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


ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 33.9°
Azimuth: 52.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ6 Aurigae

ψ6 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 ψ6 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 47m 39s
+48° 47’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ6 Aurigae in the sky:

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

Visibility of ψ6 Aurigae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

ψ6 Aurigae (psi6 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 06:16 UTC (altitude: 87.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ6 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of ψ6 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 ψ6 Aurigae is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of ψ6 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
423.93 ly
-8 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ6 Aurigae

ψ6 Aurigae belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

Alternative designations of ψ6 Aurigae

ψ6 Aurigae
(psi6 Aurigae)