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DG Tauri

DG Tauri Facts

  • DG Tauri is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Taurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • DG Tauri is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (K6Ve C) of the star, the star's colour is orange to red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 395.23 light years away from us. Distance

Location of DG Tauri

The location of the main sequence 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 DG Tauri, the location is 04 27 04.6913654419 and +26 06 16.041555299 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of DG Tauri

Proper Motion

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 -19.30 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 6.16 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 15.40000 km/s . 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.

Physical Properties of DG Tauri

DG Tauri Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of K6Ve C , DG Tauri's colour and type is orange to red main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 3,700.00 and 5,200.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to DG Tauri

The Parallax of the star is given as 8.25240 which gives a calculated distance to DG Tauri of 395.23 light years from the Earth or 121.18 parsecs. It is about 2,323,409,106,243,358 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 24,994,995.05 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

Travel Time to DG Tauri

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking466,261,952,569.92
Car1202,208,731,752.33
Airbus A380736360,119,307.45
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269345,443,137.00
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54172,721,343.39
New Horizons Probe33,0008,031,751.83
Speed of Light670,616,629.00395.23

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Additional DG Tauri Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDG Tauri
Spectral TypeK6Ve C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourOrange to Red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationTaurus
Right Ascension (R.A.)04 27 04.6913654419
Declination (Dec.)+26 06 16.041555299
Distance from Earth8.25240 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 395.23 Light Years
 121.18 Parsecs
 24,994,995.05 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-19.29700 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.6.15600 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity15.40000 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range3,700.00 - 5,200.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=dg%20tauri

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