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κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri)

Altitude: -12.3°   Azimuth: 333.8°   Direction: North-North-West

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:


κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.3°
Azimuth: 333.8°
Direction: North-North-West

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:

04h 25m 22s
+22° 17’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri).

Visibility of κ1 Tauri from your location

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

Today's κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.7°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.3°

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.

Image of κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri) star
DSS2 image of κ1 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of κ1 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.80 arcmin in declination);

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.

47.01 pc
153.27 ly
40 km/s
0.096 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ1 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of κ1 Tauri

κ1 Tauri
(kappa1 Tauri)