51 Tauri is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.
51 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, 51 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 51 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 51 Tauri
51 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 51 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 51 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 51 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 51 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 51 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 51 Tauri is 0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 51 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
51 Tauri is distant 178.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 51 Tauri
51 Tauri belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 51 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
51 Tauri star system properties
51 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 51 Tauri double sysyem: