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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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99 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:40 | Tran: 11:53 | Set: 20:06
Altitude: 61.5°   Azimuth: 161.4°   Direction: South-South-East

99 Tauri is a multiple giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Taurus.

99 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its faintness, 99 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 99 Tauri

Finder chart 99 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for 99 Tauri.

99 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 99 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 57m 48s
+23° 56’ 54”
Image of 99 Tauri star
DSS2 image of 99 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of 99 Tauri during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 99 Tauri



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 99 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 99 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

99 Tauri star system properties

99 Tauri is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 99 Tauri double sysyem:

103.5 arcsec

Distance of 99 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

99 Tauri is distant 471.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

144.51 pc
471.10 ly
4 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 99 Tauri


Visibility of 99 Tauri from your location

Today's 99 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.1°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 293.9°