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58 Tauri

Altitude: 45.3°   Azimuth: 227.7°   Direction: South-West

58 Tauri is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

58 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.26. Because of its reltive faintness, 58 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 58 Tauri:


58 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.3°
Azimuth: 227.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 58 Tauri

58 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 58 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 20m 36s
+15° 05’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 58 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 58 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 58 Tauri.

Visibility of 58 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 58 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: 74.9°
Max altitude: 53.6°
Azimuth: 285.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 58 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 58 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 58 Tauri is 0.108 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 58 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 58 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 58 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.40 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 58 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

58 Tauri is distant 153.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

47.17 pc
153.77 ly
36 km/s
0.108 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 58 Tauri

58 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 58 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 58 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 58 Tauri