Bull Ahead With the Moon!

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Saturday evening October 11th the 18 day old waning gibbous Moon is within 3o from the reddish star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran is also the brightest star in the open star cluster the Hyades, one of two open star clusters in this constellation. The second one is the Pleiades, or the 7 Sisters as it more commonly is known.

oct11-bino   With a pair of 7×50 binoculars the Moon, the stars of the v-shaped Hyades, and Aldebaran all easily fit within the field of view.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
[centup]
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s