Nov 13, 2020 Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 136x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%
Brilliant blue-white, Celaeno is 12' southwest, Asterope is 11' northeast, and Maia is 10' southeast, 22' northwest of the Pleiades cluster center
Captain William Henry Smyth
Jan 4, 1835 No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827
A delicate double star, in the cluster on the shoulder of Taurus. A 5, lucid white; and B 10, violet tint. This object, though wide, is fine; being Taygeta, a leading one of the seven sisters, whose name appears to have been of some weight in Sparta. This has been considered as the Brood Hen's head, the slight movement of which, in space, has been thus valued:
P.... RA +0".03 Dec. -0".07In this group, Celeno and Electra, Nos. 129 and 130 P. III., appear to be affected with proper motions, similar in denomination though not in amount: yet they are 10'½ apart, on an angle = 353°.
B.... +0".06 -0".02
[Hipparcos +0".02124 -0".04056]
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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