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46 Tauri

46 Tauri is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

46 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, 46 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 46 Tauri:

46 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Tauri

46 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 46 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 13m 33s
+07° 42’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 46 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 46 Tauri.

Visibility of 46 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 46 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: 82.3°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.7°
46 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 46 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 46 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 46 Tauri is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 46 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 46 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 46 Tauri during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 46 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

46 Tauri is distant 120.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

36.98 pc
120.56 ly
4 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 46 Tauri

46 Tauri belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 46 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

46 Tauri star system properties

46 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 46 Tauri double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 46 Tauri