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119 Tauri

119 Tauri is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

119 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.38. Because of its moderate brightness, 119 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 119 Tauri:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 119 Tauri

119 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 119 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 12s
+18° 35’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 119 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 119 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 119 Tauri.

Visibility of 119 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 119 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: 71.4°
Max altitude: 57.1°
Azimuth: 288.6°
119 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 119 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 119 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 119 Tauri is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 119 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 119 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 119 Tauri during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 119 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

119 Tauri is distant 1,917.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

588.24 pc
1,917.65 ly
23 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 119 Tauri

119 Tauri belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 119 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 119 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 119 Tauri