Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||05h 13m 25.71733s|
|Declination||+38° 29′ 04.1879″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.88|
|Distance||499 ± 6 ly
(153 ± 2 pc)
|Spectral type||A4 Vm|
Mu Aurigae (μ Aur, μ Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation of Auriga. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +4.88. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 21.32 ± 0.81 mas, This is an A-type main sequence star with a stellar classification of A4 Vm; the 'm' suffix indicating that abnormal abundances of heavier elements appear in the star's spectrum, making this an Am star.
This star, along with λ Aur and ρ Aur, were Kazwini's Al Ḣibāʽ (ألحباع), the Tent. According to the catalogue of stars in the Technical Memorandum 33-507 - A Reduced Star Catalog Containing 537 Named Stars, Al Ḣibāʽ were the title for three stars : λ Aur as Al Ḣibāʽ I, μ Aur as Al Ḣibāʽ II and ρ Aur as Al Ḣibāʽ III
In Chinese, 天潢 (Tiān Guāng), meaning Celestial Pier, refers to an asterism consisting of μ Aurigae, 19 Aurigae, φ Aurigae, 14 Aurigae and σ Aurigae. Consequently, μ Aurigae itself is known as 天潢五 (Tiān Guāng wu, English: the First Star of Celestial Pier.)
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