Taurus is a constellation in the northern sky. "Taurus" means "bull" in Latin. It is a constellation of the zodiac, which means that it crosses the ecliptic. The astronomer named Ptolemy listed Taurus when he made a list of 48 constellations. It is one of the 88 modern constellations that were made by the International Astronomical Union.
|Area||797 sq. deg. (17th)|
|Stars with planets||7 candidates|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||4|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||1|
|Brightest star||Aldebaran (α Tau) (0.85m)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −65°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.