Celaeno - 16 Tauri
Celaeno, also designated as 16 Tauri , is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
Celaeno visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, Celaeno 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 Celaeno:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Celaeno
Celaeno 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 Celaeno are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Celaeno in the sky:
Visibility of Celaeno from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Celaeno
The image below is a photograph of Celaeno 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 Celaeno is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Celaeno from the Sun and relative movement
Celaeno is distant 334.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Celaeno
Celaeno belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Celaeno is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Celaeno star system properties
Celaeno is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Celaeno double sysyem: