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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Variable DesignationSZ Tauri
Constellation Taurus
Right Ascension4h 37m 15s
Declination+18° 32' 35"
Distancec.2,100 light years
c.600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.5
Absolute: -1.6
Spectral ClassF5I-F9.5Ib bright yellow Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesSZ Tauri is a classical Cepheid variable, showing regular pulsations in its luminosity that follow a cycle of 3 days, 3 hours and 34 minutes. The star's pulsations are not absolutely regular, and show signs of slowing very gradually over time.

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