DSS image of Taygeta
Overlaid DSS image of Taygeta, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Taygeta
q Tau, 19 Tau
BD+24 547, HD 23338, HR 1145, WDS J03452+2428A, SAO 76140, GSC 01803-01585, HIP 17531

Type  Star
Magnitude  4.3
Right Ascension  3h 45' 12.5"  (2000)
Declination  24° 28' 2" N
Constellation  Taurus
Classification  B6IV
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
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".07
B.... +0".06 -0".02
[Hipparcos +0".02124 -0".04056]
In 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°.
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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