Pleione - 28 Tauri
Pleione, also designated as 28 Tauri , is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
Pleione visual magnitude is 5.09. Because of its reltive faintness, Pleione 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 Pleione:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Pleione
Pleione 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 Pleione are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Pleione in the sky:
Visibility of Pleione from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Pleione - 28 Tauri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Pleione
The image below is a photograph of Pleione 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 Pleione is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Pleione from the Sun and relative movement
Pleione is distant 387.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Pleione
Pleione 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 Pleione is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.