12 Tauri is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
12 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.57. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 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 12 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Tauri
12 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 12 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 12 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 12 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 12 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 12 Tauri is -0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
12 Tauri is distant 400.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Tauri
12 Tauri belongs to spectral class G6
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.