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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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ψ Tauri (psi Tauri)

Altitude: 58.6°   Azimuth: 124.4°   Direction: South-East

ψ Tauri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

ψ Tauri visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, ψ 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 ψ Tauri is -0.092 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ Tauri (psi Tauri) star
DSS2 image of ψ Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ Tauri during the next 1000 years (-1.53 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.12 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ Tauri


ψ Tauri (psi Tauri) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 58.6°
Azimuth: 124.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ Tauri

ψ Tauri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ψ Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 07m 00s
+29° 00’ 05”

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

Finder chart ψ Tauri (psi Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ Tauri (psi Tauri).

Visibility of ψ 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 ψ Tauri (psi 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: 61.0°
Max altitude: 67.5°
Azimuth: 299.0°

Distance of ψ Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

ψ Tauri is distant 89.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

27.58 pc
89.91 ly
9 km/s
-0.092 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ Tauri

ψ Tauri belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ Tauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ψ Tauri

ψ Tauri
(psi Tauri)