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32 Tauri

Altitude: 3.1°   Azimuth: 56.8°   Direction: East-North-East

32 Tauri is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

32 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, 32 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 32 Tauri:


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

Altitude: 3.1°
Azimuth: 56.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 32 Tauri

32 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 32 Tauri are provided in the following table:

03h 56m 52s
+22° 28’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 32 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 32 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 32 Tauri.

Visibility of 32 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 32 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: 67.5°
Max altitude: 61.0°
Azimuth: 292.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 32 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 32 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 32 Tauri is 0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.116 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 32 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 32 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 32 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 32 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

32 Tauri is distant 146.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

44.82 pc
146.12 ly
32 km/s
0.069 arcsec/year
-0.116 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 32 Tauri

32 Tauri belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 32 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 32 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 32 Tauri