Pleione


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Pleione

(plee -ŏ-nee, plÿ -) (28 Tau) One of the stars of the Pleiades. It developed a surrounding envelope that was first observed in 1938, reached maximum intensity in 1945, and was just visible in 1954; another shell started to develop in 1972. It is thought to be unstable owing to its fast rotation rate. Spectral type: B8pe.

Pleione

 

one of the stars visible with the naked eye in the Pleiades. It is a variable star whose brightness varies from 5.0 to 5.5 visual magnitude. Pleione is 167 parsecs from the sun.

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