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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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120 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:43 | Tran: 10:20 | Set: 17:57
Alt: 29.03°   Az: 96.48°   Direction: East

120 Tauri is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Taurus.

120 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its faintness, 120 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.

Image of 120 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 120 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 120 Tauri during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


05h 34m 58s
+18° 33’ 20”
19h 34m 21s
01h 09m 19s


05h 33m 31s
+18° 32’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 120 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 120 Tauri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 120 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 120 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

120 Tauri is distant 1,873.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

41 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 120 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.4°
Max altitude: 57.1°
Azimuth: 288.6°