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north SunriseRise: 7:40  
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116 Tauri

Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 15.3°   Direction: North-North-East

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

116 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, 116 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 116 Tauri:


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

Altitude: -21.4°
Azimuth: 15.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 116 Tauri

116 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 116 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 27m 45s
+15° 52’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 116 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 116 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 116 Tauri.

Visibility of 116 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 116 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: 74.1°
Max altitude: 54.4°
Azimuth: 285.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 116 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 116 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 116 Tauri is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 116 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 116 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 116 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 116 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

116 Tauri is distant 564.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

173.31 pc
564.99 ly
16 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 116 Tauri

116 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 116 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 116 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 116 Tauri