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 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.
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
Today's κ2 Tauri (kappa2 Tauri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.