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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
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.
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.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.