Chamukuy - θ2 Tauri (theta2 Tauri)
Chamukuy, also designated as θ2 Tauri (theta2 Tauri), is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
Chamukuy visual magnitude is 3.4. Because of its moderate brightness, Chamukuy 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 Chamukuy:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Chamukuy
Chamukuy 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 Chamukuy are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Chamukuy in the sky:
Visibility of Chamukuy from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Chamukuy
The image below is a photograph of Chamukuy 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 Chamukuy is 0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Chamukuy from the Sun and relative movement
Chamukuy is distant 148.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Chamukuy
Chamukuy belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Chamukuy is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Chamukuy star system properties
Chamukuy is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Chamukuy double sysyem: