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108 Tauri

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

108 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, 108 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 108 Tauri:

108 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 108 Tauri

108 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 108 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 15m 27s
+22° 17’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 108 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 108 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 108 Tauri.

Visibility of 108 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 108 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: 67.7°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.3°
108 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 108 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 108 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 108 Tauri is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 108 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 108 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 108 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 108 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

108 Tauri is distant 657.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

201.61 pc
657.26 ly
-11 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 108 Tauri

108 Tauri belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 108 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 108 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

108 Tauri star system properties

108 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 108 Tauri double sysyem:

1.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 108 Tauri