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136 Tauri

Altitude: 12.7°   Azimuth: 298.7°   Direction: West-North-West

136 Tauri is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

136 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.58. Because of its moderate brightness, 136 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 proper motion of 136 Tauri is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 136 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 136 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 136 Tauri during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 136 Tauri


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

Altitude: 12.7°
Azimuth: 298.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 136 Tauri

136 Tauri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 136 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 53m 19s
+27° 36’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 136 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 136 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 136 Tauri.

Visibility of 136 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 136 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: 62.4°
Max altitude: 66.1°
Azimuth: 297.6°

Distance of 136 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

136 Tauri is distant 437.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

134.23 pc
437.58 ly
-16 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 136 Tauri

136 Tauri belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 136 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 136 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

136 Tauri star system properties

136 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 136 Tauri double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 136 Tauri