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111 Tauri

Altitude: 13.3°   Azimuth: 78.7°   Direction: East-North-East

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

111 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 111 Tauri 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 table below summarizes the key facts about 111 Tauri:


111 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.3°
Azimuth: 78.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 111 Tauri

111 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 111 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 24m 25s
+17° 22’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 111 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 111 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 111 Tauri.

Visibility of 111 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 111 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: 72.6°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 111 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 111 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 111 Tauri is 0.246 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 111 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 111 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 111 Tauri during the next 1000 years (4.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.15 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 111 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

111 Tauri is distant 47.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

14.66 pc
47.81 ly
37 km/s
0.246 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 111 Tauri

111 Tauri belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 111 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 111 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

111 Tauri star system properties

111 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 111 Tauri double sysyem:

85.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 111 Tauri