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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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30 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:08 | Tran: 11:03 | Set: 17:58
Altitude: 14.3°   Azimuth: 90.0°   Direction: East

30 Tauri is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Taurus.

30 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.07. Because of its faintness, 30 Tauri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 30 Tauri

Finder chart 30 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 30 Tauri.

30 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 30 Tauri are provided in the following table:

03h 48m 16s
+11° 08’ 35”
Image of 30 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 30 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 30 Tauri during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 30 Tauri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 30 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 30 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

30 Tauri star system properties

30 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 30 Tauri double sysyem:

9.2 arcsec

Distance of 30 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

30 Tauri is distant 564.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

173.31 pc
564.99 ly
16 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 30 Tauri


Visibility of 30 Tauri from your location

Today's 30 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.9°
Max altitude: 49.7°
Azimuth: 281.1°