XZ Tauri

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XZ Tauri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 04h 31m 40.0s
Declination 18° 13′ 58″
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.00
Distance 450 ly
(140 pc)
Other designations
GSC 01269-00171
Database references
SIMBAD data

XZ Tauri is a binary system approximately 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. The system is composed of two T Tauri stars orbiting each other about 6 billion kilometers apart (roughly the same distance as Pluto is from the Sun). The system made news in 2000 when a superflare was observed in the system.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jets, bubbles, and bursts of light in Taurus". www.spacetelescope.org. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 

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