Taygeta (star)

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Taygeta
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 03h 45m 12.5s
Declination +24° 28' 02"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.30
Distance 440 ly
(135 pc)
Spectral type B6IV
Other designations
19 Tauri, HR 1145, HD 23338, BD+24 547, HIP 17531, SAO 76140, GC 4486, BDS 1848, CCDM 03452+2429

Taygeta is a triple star system in the constellation Taurus and a member of the Pleiades star cluster. It is approximately 440 light years from Earth.

The primary component, Taygeta A, is a blue-white B-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +4.30. It is a spectroscopic binary, whose component stars have magnitudes of +4.6 and +6.1. They are separated by 0.012 arcseconds and complete one orbit every 1313 days. They have an 8th magnitude companion, Taygeta B, 69 arcseconds away.