57 Tauri is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.
57 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, 57 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 57 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 57 Tauri
57 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 57 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 57 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 57 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 57 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 57 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 57 Tauri is 0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 57 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
57 Tauri is distant 146.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 57 Tauri
57 Tauri belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 57 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
57 Tauri star system properties
57 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 57 Tauri double sysyem: