ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae)
ψ7 Aurigae is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
ψ7 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.02. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ7 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 ψ7 Aurigae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ7 Aurigae
ψ7 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 ψ7 Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ7 Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of ψ7 Aurigae from your location
ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 05:55 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ7 Aurigae
The image below is a photograph of ψ7 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 ψ7 Aurigae is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.136 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ψ7 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
ψ7 Aurigae is distant 364.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 61 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ψ7 Aurigae
ψ7 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 ψ7 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ψ7 Aurigae star system properties
ψ7 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 ψ7 Aurigae double sysyem: