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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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122 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:27 | Tran: 12:56 | Set: 20:24
Altitude: 53.1°   Azimuth: 207.1°   Direction: South-South-West

122 Tauri is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Taurus.

122 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its faintness, 122 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 122 Tauri

Finder chart 122 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 122 Tauri.

122 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 122 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 03s
+17° 02’ 25”
Image of 122 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 122 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 122 Tauri during the next 10000 years (7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 122 Tauri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 122 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 122 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 122 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

122 Tauri is distant 175.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

53.88 pc
175.65 ly
41 km/s
0.045 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 122 Tauri


Visibility of 122 Tauri from your location

Today's 122 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.0°
Max altitude: 55.6°
Azimuth: 287.0°