30 Tauri is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
30 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.07. Because of its reltive faintness, 30 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 30 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 30 Tauri in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 30 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 30 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 30 Tauri is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 30 Tauri
30 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 30 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: