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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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85 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:57 | Tran: 9:19 | Set: 16:40
Alt: 35.35°   Az: 110.59°   Direction: East-South-East

85 Tauri is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class F4 in the constellation of Taurus.

85 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its faintness, 85 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.

Image of 85 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 85 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 85 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.45 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 33m 16s
+15° 54’ 09”
20h 29m 47s
01h 03m 03s


04h 31m 51s
+15° 51’ 06”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 85 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 85 Tauri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 85 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 85 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

85 Tauri is distant 146.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

36 km/s
0.101 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 85 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.1°
Max altitude: 54.4°
Azimuth: 285.9°