Terry's Sky Notes
FEBRUARY NIGHT SKY - This month the constellation Taurus
Hyades. A roughly spherical open cluster group of several hundred stars, 153 light-years away.
(RA 04h 27m Dec +15° 52̕ ).
Pleiades – Messier 45. An open cluster of over 1,000 stars comprising many young hot blues, brown dwarfs and other luminous stars (RA 03h 47m Dec +24° 07̕ ). It is 444 light-years distant.
Aldebaran (α Tauri). A giant orange-red binary star system, 65 light-years away.
(RA 04h 36m Dec +16° 30̕ type K5 III). Alpha is over 40 x the diameter of our Sun.
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