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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

98 Tauri

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

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

98 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 98 Tauri in the sky:

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

Visibility of 98 Tauri from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 64.9°
Max altitude: 63.6°
Azimuth: 295.1°
98 Tauri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 98 Tauri

The image below is a photograph of 98 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 98 Tauri is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of 98 Tauri

98 Tauri belongs to spectral class A0 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

Alternative designations of 98 Tauri