Taygeta


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Ta·yg·e·ta

 (tā-ĭj′ĭ-tə)
n.
1. Greek Mythology One of the Pleiades.
2. One of the six stars in the Pleiades cluster, faintly visible to the unaided eye.

[Latin Tāygetē, from Greek Tāügetē.]
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the legal framework for resolving the issue in Taygeta.
Written as ordered pairs (x, y) according to Table 1, the coordinates of the stars are as follows: Atlas (66, 400); Alcyone (204, 468); Merope (224, 793); Maia (249, 336); Taygeta (488, 315); Electra (508, 858); and Celaeno (618, 640).
Written as ordered pairs (x, y) according to Table 3, the coordinates are as follows: Atlas (0, 7); Alcyone (9, 7); Merope (16, 6); Maia (30, 9); Taygeta (35, 9); Electra (63, 5); and Celaeno (72, 9).
Closer, spectroscopic binaries that will be harder to resolve include Atlas, Pleione, and Taygeta in the Pleiades, and Delta ([delta]) Capricorni.
The graze of Taygeta has special interest following claims in 1969 by Robert Sandy and Harold Povenmire that the star is a close double; they visually observed gradual dimming phenomena and step events during the multiple contacts of a grazing occultation that year.
Dave Gault in Australia videorecorded the reappearance of Taygeta during an occultation just last September, but analysis of his recording (with the Limovie software) failed to show effects of duplicity--either because the secondary star was too close to the primary (near periastron) or was in a direction from the primary star roughly parallel to the lunar limb.
4[degrees] north of Taygeta and is the brightest star in the area.
Atlas, the father of the Pleiads, marks the handle while his daughters Alcyone, Merope, Electra, Maia, and Taygeta form the bowl.