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76 Tauri

76 Tauri is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

76 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 76 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 76 Tauri:

76 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 76 Tauri

76 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 76 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 28m 23s
+14° 44’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 76 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 76 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 76 Tauri.

Visibility of 76 Tauri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 76 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.3°
Max altitude: 53.3°
Azimuth: 284.7°
76 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 76 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 76 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 76 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 76 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 76 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 76 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.40 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 76 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

76 Tauri is distant 176.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

54.29 pc
176.98 ly
44 km/s
0.108 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 76 Tauri

76 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 76 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 76 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 76 Tauri