ω1 Tauri (omega1 Tauri)
ω1 Tauri is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
ω1 Tauri visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, ω1 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 ω1 Tauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ω1 Tauri
ω1 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 ω1 Tauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ω1 Tauri in the sky:
Visibility of ω1 Tauri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's ω1 Tauri (omega1 Tauri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of ω1 Tauri
The image below is a photograph of ω1 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 ω1 Tauri is 0.104 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ω1 Tauri from the Sun and relative movement
ω1 Tauri is distant 290.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ω1 Tauri
ω1 Tauri belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω1 Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.