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132 Tauri

Altitude: 58.5°   Azimuth: 140.7°   Direction: South-East

132 Tauri is a variable giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

132 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, 132 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 132 Tauri:


132 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 58.5°
Azimuth: 140.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 132 Tauri

132 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 132 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 49m 00s
+24° 34’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 132 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 132 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 132 Tauri.

Visibility of 132 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 132 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: 65.4°
Max altitude: 63.1°
Azimuth: 294.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 132 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 132 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 132 Tauri is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 132 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 132 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 132 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 132 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

132 Tauri is distant 521.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

160.00 pc
521.60 ly
16 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 132 Tauri

132 Tauri belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 132 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 132 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 132 Tauri