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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

41 Tauri

41 Tauri is a variable star in the constellation of Taurus.

41 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 41 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 41 Tauri:

41 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 36°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Tauri

41 Tauri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 41 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 06m 36s
+27° 36’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Tauri.

Visibility of 41 Tauri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 41 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.4°
Max altitude: 66.1°
Azimuth: 297.6°
41 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 41 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 41 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 41 Tauri is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 41 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Tauri during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 41 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

41 Tauri is distant 493.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

151.52 pc
493.94 ly
-2 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.053 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 41 Tauri

41 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 41 Tauri is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 41 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 41 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 41 Tauri