υ Aurigae (upsilon Aurigae)
υ Aurigae is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.
υ Aurigae visual magnitude is 4.74. Because of its moderate brightness, υ Aurigae 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 proper motion of υ Aurigae is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about υ Aurigae
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ Aurigae
υ 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 υ Aurigae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of υ Aurigae in the sky:
Visibility of υ Aurigae from your location
Today's υ Aurigae (upsilon Aurigae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of υ Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement
υ Aurigae is distant 475.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of υ Aurigae
υ Aurigae belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where υ Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.