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ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae)

Altitude: 65.1°   Azimuth: 109.3°   Direction: East-South-East

ψ8 Aurigae is a star in the constellation of Auriga.

ψ8 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ8 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 ψ8 Aurigae:


ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 65.1°
Azimuth: 109.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ8 Aurigae

ψ8 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 ψ8 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

06h 53m 57s
+38° 30’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ8 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae).

Visibility of ψ8 Aurigae from your location

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

Today's ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.5°
Max altitude: 77.0°
Azimuth: 308.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ψ8 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of ψ8 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 ψ8 Aurigae is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ8 Aurigae (psi8 Aurigae) star
DSS2 image of ψ8 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ8 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ψ8 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

ψ8 Aurigae is distant 825.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

253.16 pc
825.32 ly
27 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ8 Aurigae

ψ8 Aurigae belongs to spectral class B9 ψ8 Aurigae is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ8 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ψ8 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ψ8 Aurigae

ψ8 Aurigae
(psi8 Aurigae)