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129 Tauri

129 Tauri is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

129 Tauri visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, 129 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 129 Tauri:

129 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 129 Tauri

129 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 129 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 46m 45s
+15° 49’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 129 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 129 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 129 Tauri.

Visibility of 129 Tauri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 129 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.2°
Max altitude: 54.3°
Azimuth: 285.8°
129 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 129 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 129 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 129 Tauri is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 129 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 129 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 129 Tauri during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 129 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

129 Tauri is distant 878.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

269.54 pc
878.71 ly
19 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 129 Tauri

129 Tauri belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. 129 Tauri is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 129 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 129 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 129 Tauri