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126 Tauri

Altitude: -21.1°   Azimuth: 13.2°   Direction: North-North-East

126 Tauri is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

126 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, 126 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 126 Tauri:


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

Altitude: -21.1°
Azimuth: 13.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 126 Tauri

126 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 126 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 41m 17s
+16° 32’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 126 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 126 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 126 Tauri.

Visibility of 126 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 126 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: 73.5°
Max altitude: 55.1°
Azimuth: 286.5°
126 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 126 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 126 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 126 Tauri is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 126 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 126 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 126 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 126 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

126 Tauri is distant 747.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

229.36 pc
747.71 ly
21 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 126 Tauri

126 Tauri belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 126 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 126 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

126 Tauri star system properties

126 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 126 Tauri double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 126 Tauri