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75 Tauri

75 Tauri is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

75 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.97. Because of its moderate brightness, 75 Tauri should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 75 Tauri:

75 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 31°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 75 Tauri

75 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 75 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 28m 26s
+16° 21’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 75 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 75 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 75 Tauri.

Visibility of 75 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 75 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: 73.6°
Max altitude: 54.9°
Azimuth: 286.4°
75 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 75 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 75 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 75 Tauri is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 75 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 75 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 75 Tauri during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 75 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

75 Tauri is distant 194.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

59.59 pc
194.28 ly
18 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 75 Tauri

75 Tauri belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 75 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 75 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

75 Tauri star system properties

75 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 75 Tauri double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 75 Tauri