δ2 Tauri (delta2 Tauri)
δ2 Tauri is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
δ2 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, δ2 Tauri 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 δ2 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ2 Tauri
δ2 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 δ2 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ2 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of δ2 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of δ2 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of δ2 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 δ2 Tauri is 0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of δ2 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
δ2 Tauri is distant 145.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of δ2 Tauri
δ2 Tauri belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ2 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
δ2 Tauri star system properties
δ2 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 δ2 Tauri double sysyem: