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Taurus Constellation
Constellation Taurus the Bull Star Map

Taurus, the Bull (Tau)


The Northern 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   (0.85)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 18

    Brightest Stars in Taurus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Taurus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Taurus

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Taurus. Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Chi Tauri
          2. 5.4, 8.5
          3. double
          1. 118 Tauri
          2. 5.8, 6.7
          3. double

        Star Clusters in Taurus

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Taurus . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type

          Nebulae in Taurus

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Taurus . Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type

            Neutron Stars in Taurus

            These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Taurus. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Also see all neutron stars.

                1. Neutron star
                2. Type

              Exoplanets in Taurus

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Taurus. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come. Also see all exoplanets.

                  1. Host star name
                  2. Exoplanet name

                * 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).