κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri)
κ1 Tauri is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
κ1 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, κ1 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 κ1 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Tauri
κ1 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 κ1 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of κ1 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of κ1 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 κ1 Tauri is 0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ1 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
κ1 Tauri is distant 153.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ1 Tauri
κ1 Tauri belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.