Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
wb_twilight Astronomical TwilightWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Taurus » 

79 Tauri

Altitude: -12.9°   Azimuth: 48.8°   Direction: North-East

79 Tauri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

79 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 79 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 79 Tauri:


79 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.9°
Azimuth: 48.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 79 Tauri

79 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 79 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 28m 50s
+13° 02’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 79 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 79 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 79 Tauri.

Visibility of 79 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 79 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: 77.0°
Max altitude: 51.6°
Azimuth: 283.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 79 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 79 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 79 Tauri is 0.105 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 79 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 79 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 79 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.75 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.27 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 79 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

79 Tauri is distant 160.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

49.19 pc
160.35 ly
33 km/s
0.105 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 79 Tauri

79 Tauri belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 79 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 79 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 79 Tauri