We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
We're free & ads-free thanks to your support
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Taurus » 

Maia - 20 Tauri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:32 | Tran: 8:52 | Set: 17:09
Alt: 4.71°   Az: 55.73°   Direction: North-East

Maia, also designated as 20 Tauri , is a variable giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Taurus.

Maia visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, Maia is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of Maia - 20 Tauri star
DSS2 image of Maia. The red arrow shows the motion of Maia during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 47m 17s
+24° 26’ 34”
16h 19m 05s
20h 06m 23s

J2000

03h 45m 49s
+24° 22’ 04”

Galactic Coordinates

166.17°
-23.51°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Maia - 20 Tauri star
Simplified finder chart for Maia - 20 Tauri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.87
Giant

-1.34
B8III
11092K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where Maia is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of Maia. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

110.38
359.82
8 km/s
0.02 arcsec/y
-0.046"/y

Alternative Designations

Maia
SAO76155
SAO76155

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Maia - 20 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.6°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.4°