Universe Guide


113 Tauri - HD35532 - HIP25410

113 Tauri is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Taurus. HIP25410 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD35532. 113 Tauri has alternative name(s), 113 Tauri , 113 Tau.

Location of 113 Tauri

The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 113 Tauri, the location is 05h 26m 05.72 and +16d42`00.6 .

Proper Motion of 113 Tauri

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -005.77 ± 000.30 towards the north and 000.82 ± 000.60 east if we saw them in the horizon.

113 Tauri Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 3190.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of 113 Tauri

113 Tauri has a spectral type of B2Vn. This means the star is a blue coloured main sequence dwarf star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of -0.08 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 11,099 Kelvin.

113 Tauri has been calculated as 2.87 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,999,046.41.km.

113 Tauri Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

113 Tauri has an apparent magnitude of 6.23 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.28 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.04. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to 113 Tauri

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 4.98 which gave the calculated distance to 113 Tauri as 654.95 light years away from Earth or 200.80 parsecs. In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 5.57 which put 113 Tauri at a distance of 585.57 light years or 179.53 parsecs.

It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 654.95 years using the 1997 distance to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

Hide Information, Show Facts and Images Only (Cookie Setting)

113 Tauri Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional Name113 Tauri
Short Name113 Tau
Alternative Name(s)113 Tauri
Hipparcos Library I.D.25410
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+16 775
Henry Draper Designation35532

Visual Facts

Star Typemain sequence dwarf star
Absolute Magnitude-0.28 / -0.04
Apparent Magnitude6.23
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 26m 05.72
Declination (Dec.)+16d42`00.6
1997 Distance from Earth4.98 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 654.95 Light Years
 200.80 Parsecs
2007 Distance from Earth5.57 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 585.57 Light Years
 179.53 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-5.77 ± 0.30 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.82 ± 0.60 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index-0.08
Spectral TypeB2Vn
Colour(B) blue

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)2.87
Luminosity (x the Sun)3,190.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature11,099 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Add a Comment

Email: (Optional)