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CL Tauri Facts

Location of CL Tauri

The location of the star in the night sky 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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For CL Tauri, the location is 04 38 44.5294232602 and +08 05 46.230473549 .

Proper Motion of CL 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 -4.80 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -0.59 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

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Additional CL Tauri Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCL Tauri
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTaurus
Right Ascension (R.A.)04 38 44.5294232602
Declination (Dec.)+08 05 46.230473549
Proper Motion Dec.-4.80 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-0.59 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeOmicron Ceti

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=Cl%20Tau

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting CL Tauri


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
CL Tauri bConfirmed12.318.997201645.700

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