As*ter"o*pe (?), n. [Gr. &?;, lit., lightning.]

1. (Myth.)

One of the Pleiades; -- called also Sterope.

2. (Astron.)

A double star in the Pleiades (21 k and 22 l Pleiadum, of the 5.8 and 6.4 magnitude respectively), appearing as a single star of the 5.3 magnitude to the naked eye.


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