Taurus's appearance in the eastern skies announces the imminent arrival of winter, with Orion following behind.

A number of notable objects suitable for binoculars are found in Taurus, none more notable than the Pleiades, although the star cluster around Aldebaran known as The Hyades is also quite magnificent.

On the other hand, the Crab Nebula, also found in Taurus, will only appear as a dim fuzzy patch of grey; a large telescope is needed for this famous remnant of a supernova.

Binaries abound in Taurus; over a dozen will be visited along the way.

Click on alpha Tauri to begin.



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