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29 Tauri

Altitude: -29.6°   Azimuth: 24.8°   Direction: North-North-East

29 Tauri is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

29 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 29 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 29 Tauri:


29 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.6°
Azimuth: 24.8°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Tauri

29 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 29 Tauri are provided in the following table:

03h 45m 40s
+06° 02’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Tauri.

Visibility of 29 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 29 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: 84.0°
Max altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 276.1°
29 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 29 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 29 Tauri is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 29 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Tauri during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

29 Tauri is distant 588.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

180.51 pc
588.45 ly
17 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Tauri

29 Tauri belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

29 Tauri star system properties

29 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 29 Tauri double sysyem:

66.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 29 Tauri