Aldebaran (Star)

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Image of Aldebaran
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Aldebaran is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:59 (EDT) – 5 hours and 25 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 52° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:43.

Name Aldebaran
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Tau
87-Tau
HR 1457
HD 29139
HIP 21421
TYC 1266-1416-1
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:
Variable
0.99 (V)[2]
2.94 (BT)[1]
1.16 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.48
Right Ascension:04h35m55s [2]
Declination:+16°30'35" [2]
Distance:21.8 parsec
71.0 lightyears [2]
Proper motion (speed):200.4 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):161.0°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-0.70

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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