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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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ρ Tauri (rho Tauri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:21 | Tran: 9:36 | Set: 16:52
Alt: -23.48°   Az: 354.73°   Direction: North

ρ Tauri is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class A8 in the constellation of Taurus.

ρ Tauri visual magnitude is 4.65. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ Tauri is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of ρ Tauri (rho Tauri) star
DSS2 image of ρ Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Tauri during the next 1000 years (1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.45 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 35m 14s
+14° 53’ 39”
11h 40m 00s
16h 15m 15s


04h 33m 50s
+14° 50’ 39”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ρ Tauri (rho Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ Tauri (rho Tauri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ρ Tauri is distant 152.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

40 km/s
0.103 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ρ Tauri
(rho Tauri)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ρ Tauri (rho Tauri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.1°
Max altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 284.9°