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T Tauri

(T Tau)
(variable star taken as example of young star)

T Tauri is a system of three stars that is the source of the term T-Tauri star applied to similar young variable stars. It was discovered in 1852, discovered to be a binary in 1981, and near 2000, a triple, the three now known as T Tau N (for "north"), T Tau Sa and T Tau Sb.

T Tauri illuminates a nearby nebula, NGC 1555.

Characteristics (T Tau Sa):

(star,variable star,binary star,protostar)
Further reading:
/Lookback Years
~0147pc479lyT Tauri
Coordinates:T Tauri

Referenced by pages:
DQ Tau
G-type star (G)
spectral type
variable star
variable star designation