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137 Tauri

Altitude: 18.0°   Azimuth: 89.7°   Direction: East

137 Tauri is a variable star in the constellation of Taurus.

137 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, 137 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 137 Tauri:


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

Altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 89.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 137 Tauri

137 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 137 Tauri are provided in the following table:

05h 52m 22s
+14° 10’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 137 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 137 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 137 Tauri.

Visibility of 137 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 137 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: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 284.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 137 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 137 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 137 Tauri is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 137 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 137 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 137 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 137 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

137 Tauri is distant 515.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

157.98 pc
515.01 ly
-4 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 137 Tauri

137 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 137 Tauri is also a SiCrEu chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 137 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 137 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 137 Tauri