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ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae)

Altitude: 55.8°   Azimuth: 273.2°   Direction: West

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:


ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 273.2°
Direction: West

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:

06h 50m 45s
+41° 46’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ7 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae).

Visibility of ψ7 Aurigae from your location

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

ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 01:40 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.

Image of ψ7 Aurigae (psi7 Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of ψ7 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ7 Aurigae during the next 1000 years (-0.40 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.27 arcmin in declination);

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.

111.73 pc
364.25 ly
61 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.136 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ7 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

40.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of ψ7 Aurigae

ψ7 Aurigae
(psi7 Aurigae)