Saclateni - ζ Aurigae (zeta Aurigae)
Saclateni, also designated as ζ Aurigae (zeta Aurigae), is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
Saclateni visual magnitude is 3.75. Because of its moderate brightness, Saclateni should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Saclateni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Saclateni
Saclateni 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 Saclateni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Saclateni in the sky:
Visibility of Saclateni from your location
Saclateni - ζ Aurigae (zeta Aurigae) is circumpolar and transits at 23:48 UTC (altitude: 79.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Saclateni
The image below is a photograph of Saclateni 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 Saclateni is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Saclateni from the Sun and relative movement
Saclateni is distant 787.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Saclateni
Saclateni belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Saclateni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.