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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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98 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:48 | Tran: 12:09 | Set: 20:30
Altitude: 62.0°   Azimuth: 204.0°   Direction: South-South-West

98 Tauri is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Taurus.

98 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its faintness, 98 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 98 Tauri

Finder chart 98 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 98 Tauri.

98 Tauri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 98 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 58m 09s
+25° 03’ 01”
Image of 98 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 98 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 98 Tauri during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 98 Tauri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 98 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 98 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

98 Tauri star system properties

98 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 98 Tauri double sysyem:

94.6 arcsec

Distance of 98 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

98 Tauri is distant 296.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

90.83 pc
296.09 ly
26 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 98 Tauri


Visibility of 98 Tauri from your location

Today's 98 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.9°
Max altitude: 63.6°
Azimuth: 295.1°