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M45, the Pleiades in Taurus

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M45 Open Cluster 03h 47m 00s +24° 07′ 00″ Taurus +1.50 120 arcmin Overview This is a super-easy Messier object to find and is beautiful enough to come back to time and again. Known as the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades is an open cluster of stars discovered […]

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M1, the Crab Nebula in Taurus

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M1 (NGC 1952) Bright Nebula 05h 34m 00s +22° 01′ 00″ Taurus 8.4 6.0×4.0 arcmins Overview The Crab Nebula is the remains of a supernova (star explosion) in the constellation Taurus. It’s believed to be the one documented in China nearly 1000 years ago, in 1054. At

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