Maia (star)

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Maia (20 Tauri)
Spectral B8 III
Type Giant
Luminosity 850 LSol
Absolute magnitude -1.69
Mag Terra 3.871
Temperature 12,600° K
Mass 5 MSol
Radius 6.04 RSol

The star Maia (otherwise known as 20 Tauri) is a blue giant star of spectral type B8 III located in the Terran-sky constellation Taurus. It is one of the principal members of the Pleiades open star cluster otherwise known as Messier 45.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Maia star system is approximately 118pc from Terra, and is located in a Rimspinward/Spinward direction from Terra at bearing 166.2o Galactic Longitude and -23.5o South Galactic Latitude.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Though it is in the same local area of space, Maia is NOT the primary star of the world Maia/Aglaea (Canopus 0227), whose primary star is of type K2 V. The primary star of the world Maia does lie close to the actual location of the star named Maia, however, and likely lends the world its name.

Image Repository[edit]

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