κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri)
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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about κ2 Tauri:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Tauri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 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.
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.
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.