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88 Tauri

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

88 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, 88 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 88 Tauri:

4.25
88 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 0°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 88 Tauri

88 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 88 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 35m 39s
+10° 09’ 38”
186.4°
-24.13°
Taurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 88 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 88 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 88 Tauri.

Visibility of 88 Tauri from your location

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

Today's 88 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.8°
Max altitude: 48.7°
Azimuth: 280.2°
88 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 88 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 88 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 88 Tauri is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 88 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 88 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 88 Tauri during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 88 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

88 Tauri is distant 150.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

46.13 pc
150.37 ly
29 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 88 Tauri

88 Tauri belongs to spectral class A5

0.93
A5
8321K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 88 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 88 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

88 Tauri star system properties

88 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 88 Tauri double sysyem:

4.25
7.85
3.6
69.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 88 Tauri

SAO94026
SAO94026