118 Tauri is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
118 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, 118 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 118 Tauri:
118 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 118 Tauri
118 Tauri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 118 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 118 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 118 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 118 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 118 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 118 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 118 Tauri is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 118 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
118 Tauri is distant 433.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 118 Tauri
118 Tauri belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 118 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
118 Tauri star system properties
118 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 118 Tauri double sysyem: