Asterope - 21 Tauri
Asterope, also designated as 21 Tauri , is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
Asterope visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, Asterope should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Asterope:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Asterope
Asterope is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Asterope are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Asterope in the sky:
Visibility of Asterope from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Asterope
The image below is a photograph of Asterope from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Asterope is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Asterope from the Sun and relative movement
Asterope is distant 386.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Asterope
Asterope belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Asterope is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.