Beta Tauri (star)

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Spectral B7 III
Type Giant
Luminosity 700 LSol
Absolute magnitude -1.34
Mag Terra 1.65
Temperature 13,800° K
Mass 5.0 MSol
Radius 4.2 RSol

The star Elnath (otherwise known as Beta Tauri and Gamma Aurigae) is a blue giant star of spectral type B7 that lies along the plane of Galaxias only a few degrees askew of the galactic anti-center (i.e. due rimward).

  • The ancient Solomani astronomer Johann Bayer consider the star two be a component of two separate constellations of the Terran night sky (Taurus the Bull and Auriga the Charioteer), and gave the star two separate designations in his nomenclature: Beta Tauri and Gamma Aurigae.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Beta Tauri star system lies approximately 41.1pc from Terra, and is located in a Rimward/Rimspinward direction from Terra at bearing 178.0o Galactic Longitude and -03.75o South Galactic Latitude.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Beta Tauri is the primary star of the world Beta Tauri/Carcosa (Aldebaran 1526).

Image Repository[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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