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106 Tauri

106 Tauri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

106 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, 106 Tauri 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 106 Tauri:

106 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 106 Tauri

106 Tauri is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 106 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 07m 48s
+20° 25’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 106 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 106 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 106 Tauri.

Visibility of 106 Tauri 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 106 Tauri 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: 69.6°
Max altitude: 58.9°
Azimuth: 290.4°
106 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 106 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 106 Tauri 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 106 Tauri is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 106 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 106 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 106 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 106 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

106 Tauri is distant 173.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

53.19 pc
173.40 ly
-2 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 106 Tauri

106 Tauri belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 106 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 106 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 106 Tauri