Fixed star:  CELAENO
Constellation: 16 Taurus
Longitude 1900:  28TAU02 Longitude 2000:  29TAU26
Declination 1900:  +23.58' Declination 2000:  +24.17'
Right ascension:  03h 44m Latitude:  +04.21'
Spectral class:  B7 Magnitude:  5.4

The history of the star: Celaeno

Fl. 16 Taurus, or g, Celaeno, is one of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, a group of stars on the shoulder of the Bull.

See Alcyone, the chief star in the Pleiades, for astrological interpretations.

Myth: In Greek myth Celaeno was married to Poseidon and with him mother of Lycus (1), Nycteus, Eurypylus (5) and Triton. She was also said to be mother of Deucalion (1) by Prometheus. Another Celaeno was one of the Harpies.


from p.407 of Star Names, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.

Fl. 16 Taurus, or g, 6.5, silvery white.

Celaeno, or Celeno, has been called the Lost Pleiad, which Theon the Younger said was struck by lightning!

It gives but one half the light of Taygete; still it can be seen with the naked eye, if a good one, and is so given in the Heis Verzeichniss.

"The Sister Stars that once were seven Mourn for their missing mate in Heaven." —Alfred Austin.