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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

131 Tauri

131 Tauri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

131 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, 131 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 131 Tauri:

131 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 3°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 131 Tauri

131 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 131 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 47m 13s
+14° 29’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 131 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 131 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 131 Tauri.

Visibility of 131 Tauri from your location

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

Today's 131 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.5°
Max altitude: 53.0°
Azimuth: 284.5°
131 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 131 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 131 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 131 Tauri is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 131 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 131 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 131 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 131 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

131 Tauri is distant 422.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

129.53 pc
422.28 ly
21 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 131 Tauri

131 Tauri belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 131 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 131 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 131 Tauri