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 table below summarizes the key facts about 136 Tauri:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 136 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 136 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 136 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 136 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 136 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 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.
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.
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.
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: