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Taygeta - 19 Tauri

Altitude: -10.6°   Azimuth: 24.4°   Direction: North-North-East

Taygeta, also designated as 19 Tauri , is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

Taygeta visual magnitude is 4.3. Because of its moderate brightness, Taygeta should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Taygeta:


Taygeta - 19 Tauri is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.6°
Azimuth: 24.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Taygeta

Taygeta 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 Taygeta are provided in the following table:

03h 45m 12s
+24° 28’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Taygeta in the sky:

Finder chart Taygeta - 19 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for Taygeta - 19 Tauri.

Visibility of Taygeta 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 Taygeta - 19 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: 65.5°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Taygeta

The image below is a photograph of Taygeta 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 Taygeta is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Taygeta - 19 Tauri star
DSS2 image of Taygeta. The red arrow shows the motion of Taygeta during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Taygeta from the Sun and relative movement

Taygeta is distant 372.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

114.29 pc
372.57 ly
6 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Taygeta

Taygeta belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Taygeta star system properties

Taygeta is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Taygeta double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of Taygeta