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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
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96 Tauri

Altitude: 4.6°   Azimuth: 289.9°   Direction: West-North-West

96 Tauri is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

96 Tauri visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 96 Tauri should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 96 Tauri is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 96 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 96 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 96 Tauri during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 96 Tauri


96 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 289.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 96 Tauri

96 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 96 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 49m 44s
+15° 54’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 96 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart 96 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 96 Tauri.

Visibility of 96 Tauri from your location

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

Today's 96 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

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

Distance of 96 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

96 Tauri is distant 1,411.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

432.90 pc
1,411.26 ly
13 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 96 Tauri

96 Tauri belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 96 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 96 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

96 Tauri star system properties

96 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 96 Tauri double sysyem:

29.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 96 Tauri