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33 Tauri

Altitude: -10.0°   Azimuth: 329.7°   Direction: North-North-West

33 Tauri is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

33 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, 33 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 33 Tauri:


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

Altitude: -10.0°
Azimuth: 329.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 33 Tauri

33 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 33 Tauri are provided in the following table:

03h 57m 03s
+23° 10’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 33 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 33 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 33 Tauri.

Visibility of 33 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 33 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: 66.8°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 33 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 33 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 33 Tauri is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 33 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 33 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 33 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 33 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

33 Tauri is distant 530.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

162.87 pc
530.94 ly
25 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 33 Tauri

33 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 33 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 33 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

33 Tauri star system properties

33 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 33 Tauri double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 33 Tauri