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44 Tauri

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

44 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 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 44 Tauri:

44 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 64°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Tauri

44 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 44 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 10m 49s
+26° 28’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 44 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 44 Tauri.

Visibility of 44 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 44 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: 63.5°
Max altitude: 65.0°
Azimuth: 296.5°
44 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 44 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 44 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 44 Tauri is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 44 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 44 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 44 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 44 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

44 Tauri is distant 194.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

59.81 pc
194.98 ly
19 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 44 Tauri

44 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 44 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 44 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 44 Tauri