85 Tauri is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
85 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, 85 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 85 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 85 Tauri
85 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 85 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 85 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of 85 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 85 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of 85 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 85 Tauri is 0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 85 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of 85 Tauri
85 Tauri belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 85 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.