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κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri)

Altitude: 56.9°   Azimuth: 215.4°   Direction: South-West

κ2 Tauri is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

κ2 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 Tauri should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of κ2 Tauri is 0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri) star
DSS2 image of κ2 Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of κ2 Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.90 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ2 Tauri


κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 215.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Tauri

κ2 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 κ2 Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 25m 24s
+22° 11’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Tauri in the sky:

Finder chart κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri).

Visibility of κ2 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 κ2 Tauri (kappa2 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: 67.8°
Max altitude: 60.7°
Azimuth: 292.2°

Distance of κ2 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

κ2 Tauri is distant 143.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

44.15 pc
143.93 ly
32 km/s
0.109 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ2 Tauri

κ2 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 κ2 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ2 Tauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of κ2 Tauri

κ2 Tauri
(kappa2 Tauri)