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116 Tauri - HD35770 - HIP25555

116 Tauri is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Taurus. HIP is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD. 116 Tauri has alternative name(s), 116 Tauri.

Location of 116 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 from celestial equator. The Declination is how up or down compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 116 Tauri, the location is 05h 27m 45.61 and +15 d 52 ` 26.8 .

Physical Properties/View of 116 Tauri

116 Tauri has a spectral type of B9.5Vn. This means the star is (B) blue coloured (V) main sequence (dwarf star). 116 Tauri lies at a distance of 565.27 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 173.23 parsecs away from the Sun.

116 Tauri has an apparent magnitude of 5.52 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 116 Tauri has an absolute magnitude of -0.67 which is the apparent magnitude of an object if it were 32.6 light years away or 10 parsecs from Earth. 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. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 10000 and 30000 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification

Source of Information

The source of the information came 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.

116 Tauri Facts


Traditional Name116 Tauri
Alternative Name(s)116 Tauri
Hipparcos Library I.D.25555
Henry Draper Designation35770
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude-0.67
Apparent Magnitude5.52
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 27m 45.61
Declination (Dec.)+15 d 52 ` 26.8
Distance from the Sun / Earth565.27 Light Years
Spectral TypeB9.5Vn
Colour (B) blue
Star Type (IV) subgiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00


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