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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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72 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:28 | Tran: 11:34 | Set: 19:40
Altitude: 13.7°   Azimuth: 70.1°   Direction: East-North-East

72 Tauri is a main-sequence star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Taurus.

72 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its faintness, 72 Tauri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 72 Tauri

Finder chart 72 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 72 Tauri.

72 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 72 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 27m 17s
+22° 59’ 47”
Image of 72 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 72 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 72 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 72 Tauri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 72 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 72 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 72 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

72 Tauri is distant 414.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

127.23 pc
414.76 ly
5 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 72 Tauri


Visibility of 72 Tauri from your location

Today's 72 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.0°
Max altitude: 61.5°
Azimuth: 293.0°