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47 Tauri

47 Tauri is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

47 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 47 Tauri should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 47 Tauri:

47 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 47 Tauri

47 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 47 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 13m 56s
+09° 15’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 47 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 47 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 47 Tauri.

Visibility of 47 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 47 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: 80.7°
Max altitude: 47.8°
Azimuth: 279.3°
47 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 47 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 47 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 47 Tauri is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 47 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 47 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 47 Tauri during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 47 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

47 Tauri is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

113.90 pc
371.30 ly
-7 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 47 Tauri

47 Tauri belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 47 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 47 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

47 Tauri star system properties

47 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 47 Tauri double sysyem:

1.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 47 Tauri