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Theta2 Tauri

78 Tauri

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationTheta2 Tauri
Flamsteed Number78 Tauri
HR (BSC)1412
HD28319
Constellation Taurus
Right Ascension4h 29m 39s
Declination+15° 54' 22"
Distance150 light years
46 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.4
Absolute: +0.1
Spectral ClassA7III White Giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesThe brightest star in the Hyades cluster, Theta2 Tauri forms an optical double with yellow Theta1 Tauri, separated by just six arcminutes in the sky, but actually by a distance of some four light years. Theta2 Tauri has a much fainter binary companion, and is a pulsating variable of the Delta Scuti type.

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