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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 46 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 46 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.
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: