Maia - 20 Tauri
Maia, also designated as 20 Tauri , is a variable giant star in the constellation of Taurus.
Maia visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, Maia should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Maia:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Maia
Maia 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 Maia are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Maia in the sky:
Visibility of Maia from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Maia
The image below is a photograph of Maia 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 Maia is 0.02 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 Maia from the Sun and relative movement
Maia is distant 359.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Maia
Maia belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Maia is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.