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134 Tauri

134 Tauri is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

134 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, 134 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 134 Tauri:

134 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 51°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 134 Tauri

134 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 134 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 49m 32s
+12° 39’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 134 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 134 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 134 Tauri.

Visibility of 134 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 134 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: 77.3°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.7°
134 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 134 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 134 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 134 Tauri is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 134 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 134 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 134 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 134 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

134 Tauri is distant 271.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

83.33 pc
271.67 ly
18 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 134 Tauri

134 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 134 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 134 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

134 Tauri star system properties

134 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 134 Tauri double sysyem:

18.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 134 Tauri