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Taurus (abbr. Tau, gen. Tauri)





The constellation of the Bull. Tauris is a large northern constellation and the second sign of the zodiac, lying northwest of Orion and south of Auriga and Perseus. Within its boundaries lie the Crab Nebula, the Hyades, and the Pleiades. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.


Taurus constellation
Taurus. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha (Aldebaran) 0.87 -0.64 K5III 65 04 35 55 +16 30 33
Beta (Alnath) 1.65 -1.37 B7III 131 05 26 18 +28 36 27
Eta (Alcyone in Pleiades) 2.85 -2.41 B7III 368 03 47 29 +24 06 18
Zeta (Alheka) 2.97 -2.57 B4III 417 05 37 39 +21 08 33
Lambda 3.41v -1.87 B3V 370 04 00 41 +12 29 25
Theta2 (in Hyades) 3.40 -0.33 A7III 158 04 28 40 +15 52 15
Epsilon (Ain in Hyades) 3.53 0.14 K0III 155 04 28 37 +19 10 49
Omicron 3.61 -0.45 G8III 212 03 24 49 +09 01 44
27 (Atlas in Pleiades) 3.62 -1.72 B8III 381 03 49 10 +24 03 12
Gamma (Hyadum Primus in Hya) 3.65 0.28 G8III 154 04 19 48 +15 37 39
17 Electra (Pleiades) 3.72 -1.56 B6II 371 03 44 53 +24 06 48
Xi 3.73 -0.44 B9Vp 222 03 27 10 +09 43 58
Delta1 (Hyades) 3.77 0.41 G8III 153 04 22 56 +17 32 33
Theta1 (Hyades) 3.84 0.41 G7III 158 04 28 34 +15 57 44
20 Maia (Pleiades) 3.96 -1.37 B9V 378 19 22 38 -44 27 32
Nu 3.91 0.92 A1V 129 04 03 09 +05 59 21
Taygeta (Pleiades) 4.30 -0.99 B6V 373 03 45 12 +24 28 02
Merope (Pleiades) 4.14 -1.07 B6IV 359 03 46 20 +23 56 54
Pleione (Pleiades) 5.05v -0.33 B7Vp 387 03 49 11 +24 08 12


Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Bootes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Austrina | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula


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