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14 Tauri

Altitude: 8.3°   Azimuth: 68.7°   Direction: East-North-East

14 Tauri is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

14 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 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 14 Tauri:


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

Altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 68.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Tauri

14 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 14 Tauri are provided in the following table:

03h 43m 47s
+19° 39’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Tauri.

Visibility of 14 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 14 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: 70.3°
Max altitude: 58.2°
Azimuth: 289.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Tauri is 0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 14 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.90 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

14 Tauri is distant 347.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 78 kilometers per second.

106.50 pc
347.18 ly
78 km/s
0.116 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Tauri

14 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 14 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Tauri