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Taurus Constellation
Constellation Taurus the Bull

Taurus, the Bull (Tau)  

(TOR-us)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. TOR-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Bull
      1. Genitive:
      2. Tauri
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Tau
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      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. Stars with planets:
      2. 18
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      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 (and not at all in the opposite).