53 Tauri is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
53 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Tauri
53 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 53 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 53 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Tauri is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 53 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
53 Tauri is distant 267.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 53 Tauri
53 Tauri belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.