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141 Tauri - HD40724 - HIP28561

141 Tauri is a blue main sequence dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Gemini. 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. 141 Tauri has alternative name(s), 141 Geminorum.

Location of 141 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 141 Tauri, the location is 06h 01m 41.63 and +22 d 24`03.8 .

Physical Properties/View of 141 Tauri

141 Tauri has a spectral type of B8V. This means the star is (B) blue coloured (V) main sequence (dwarf star). 141 Tauri lies at a distance of 584.52 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 179.05 parsecs away from the Sun.

141 Tauri has an apparent magnitude of 6.36 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

141 Tauri Facts


Traditional Name141 Tauri
Alternative Name(s)141 Geminorum
Hipparcos Library I.D.28561
Henry Draper Designation40724
Celestial TypeStar
Apparent Magnitude6.36
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 01m 41.63
Declination (Dec.)+22 d 24`03.8
Distance from the Sun / Earth584.52 Light Years
Spectral TypeB8V
Colour (B) blue
Star Type (IV) subgiant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range10,000.00 - 30,000.00


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