40 Tauri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
40 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its reltive faintness, 40 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 40 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 40 Tauri
40 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 40 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 40 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 40 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 40 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 40 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 40 Tauri is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 40 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
40 Tauri is distant 1,044.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 40 Tauri
40 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 40 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.