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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
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12 Tauri

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:

12 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 34°.

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:

03h 39m 51s
+03° 03’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 12 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 12 Tauri.

Visibility of 12 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 12 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: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.1°
12 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of 12 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 12 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 12 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

122.85 pc
400.49 ly
21 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 12 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 12 Tauri