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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 47 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 47 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 47 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 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.
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.
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.
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: