Elnath

Elnath

(el -nath) (Alnath; β Tau) A bluish-white giant that is the second-brightest star in the constellation Taurus. It was originally part of Auriga, as Gamma (γ) Aurigae. mv : 1.65; Mv : –1.5; spectral type: B7 III; distance: 40 pc.
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Elnath, the star labeled [beta] in the corner of Auriga closest to Taurus, is in fact Beta Tauri.
The fainter star Elnath, or Beta Tauri, which appears with them in the sky, is more than a million times farther in the background at a distance of 130 light-years.
M36 lies 32/3[degrees] southeast from M38: toward the line connecting Theta Aurigae with Elnath.
So the star Elnath, also called Beta ([beta]) Tauri, is northeast of Aldebaran ([alpha] Tauri), in the Hyades star cluster.
They carry the Aldebaran ESM system and Elnath radar jammer, both from Indra (Madrid, Spain).
The galaxy's center (galactic longitude and latitude 0[degrees]) is in extreme western Sagittarius, and the anticenter (longitude 180[degrees], latitude 0[degrees]) is located on the Taurus-Gemini border 3 1/2[degrees] east of Beta ([beta]) Tauri, the star also known as Elnath.
So far, only Spain is reported to have made a definitive choice in this direction, with the country's four TFC frigates being slated to carry the nationally produced Elnath communications-band ESM system and the Aldebaran integrated radar ESM/jamming system.
Both of these open clusters lie along a line connecting Aldebaran ([alpha] Tauri) to Elnath ([beta] Tauri).
22 Dusk: The thin crescent Moon forms a line with Venus and Elnath low in the west-north west.
In January Mars slips westward back into Taurus, pairing with Beta ([beta]) Tauri, or Elnath, the bright blue-white star at upper left.
This star, also called Elnath, just misses the cut for fame as a 1st-magnitude star.