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Taurus Constellation
Constellation Taurus

Taurus, the Bull (Tau)

The constellation of Taurus, the Bull, is best viewed in the Winter season during the month of January for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Aldebaran at magnitude 0.85. The boundary of the Taurus constellation contains 18 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Bull
      1. Genitive:
      2. Tauri
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Tau
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 4h 6m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 17° 20'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Aldebaran (0.85m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 18
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Messier objects:
      2. M1, M45,
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C41,
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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