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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:19 | Tran: 11:20 | Set: 19:22
Altitude: 42.0°   Azimuth: 251.8°   Direction: West-South-West

κ1 Tauri is a variable and multiple sub-giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Taurus.

κ1 Tauri visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, κ1 Tauri is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Tauri

Finder chart κ1 Tauri (kappa1 Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for κ1 Tauri (kappa1 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”
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);

Key facts about κ1 Tauri


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

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

Alternative designations of κ1 Tauri

κ1 Tauri
(kappa1 Tauri)

Visibility of κ1 Tauri from your location

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

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