2 Aurigae

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2 Aurigae
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2 Aurigae in optical light
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 04h 52m 37.9803s
Declination +36° 42' 11.473"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.79[1]
Absolute magnitude (V) –1.84[1]
Distance approx. 560 ly
(approx. 170 pc)
Spectral type K3III[1]
Other designations
BD+36 952, HD 30834, HIP 22678, HR 1551, SAO 57475
Database references

2 Aurigae is a star in the constellation Auriga. Its apparent magnitude is 4.79.

It forms an attractive four-star asterism when viewed in a low power eyepiece, together with the nearby Hip 22647 and another very loose visual pair, Hip 22776 and Hip 22744, all above magnitude 8.


  1. ^ a b c Jasniewicz, G.; et al. (February 1999), "Late-type giants with infrared excess. I. Lithium abundances", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 342: 831–838, Bibcode:1999A&A...342..831J 

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