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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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117 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:25 | Tran: 12:54 | Set: 20:24
Altitude: 53.9°   Azimuth: 204.0°   Direction: South-South-West

117 Tauri is a giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Taurus.

117 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its faintness, 117 Tauri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 117 Tauri

Finder chart 117 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 117 Tauri.

117 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 117 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 28m 01s
+17° 14’ 20”
Image of 117 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 117 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 117 Tauri during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 117 Tauri


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 117 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 117 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 117 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

117 Tauri is distant 704.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

215.98 pc
704.10 ly
-23 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 117 Tauri


Visibility of 117 Tauri from your location

Today's 117 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.8°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.2°