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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)
/Lookback Years
~0147pc479lyT Tauri
Coordinates:T Tauri

Referenced by:
DQ Tau
Variable Star
Variable Star Designation