71 Tauri

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71 Tauri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 04h 26m 20.67s
Declination +15° 37' 06"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.48
Absolute magnitude (V) 1.10[1]
Distance 156 ly
(47.85 pc)
Spectral type F0V
Other designations
Polyxo, HR 1394, HD 28052, BD+15 625, HIP 20713, SAO 93932, GC 5375

71 Tauri (71 Tau) is a faint star in the constellation Taurus. It is a yellow-white F-type main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of +4.48. It is approximately 156 light years from Earth.

This star has about 1.94 times the mass of the Sun. It has a projected rotational velocity of 192 km s−1, for an estimated rotation period of 14.2 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pizzolato, N.; Maggio, A.; Sciortino, S. (September 2000), "Evolution of X-ray activity of 1-3 Msun late-type stars in early post-main-sequence phases", Astronomy and Astrophysics 361: 614–628, Bibcode:2000A&A...361..614P 

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