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Taurus the Bull is one of the oldest Constellations. we can find it mentioned by the ancient Babylonians and the Sumerians dating around 2000 BC. The Mesopotamians pictured Taurus as the mythical 'Bull of Heaven', associated with the Goddess Istar and the hero Gilgamesh.
There are several Greek myths of Taurus as being the bull of King Minos of Crete, that he kept in his labyrinth. The Greek hereo Theseus was said to have slain the bull, though in the heavens, Orion is pictured as facing the charging bull.
The 'Pleaides', or 'Seven Sisters' can be found on Taurus's shoulder. The Hyades starcluster forms a V-shape of six stars within the forehead of the bull. They are daughters of Atlas, sisters of the Pleiades.



12/30/1983 - 15 seconds, Minolta XG-1 50mm, B&W
12/30/1983 - 10 minutes, Minolta XG-1 50mm, B&W

Hyades - 11/18/2016 - Canon 25mm - 100mm Zoom CCTV lens, StellaCam-3 @ 6 seconds (25mm)



Deep-Sky objects located in this Constellation:


M1 (planetary nebula) 'the Crab Nebula'
12/01/1989 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x           - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds
   


M1 - 09/15/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 45 seconds





M1 (Crab Nebula) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 300 seconds




Pleaides - 'the Seven Sisters'
08/18/2009 - StellaCam-II & 24mm CCTV lens, 8 seconds



M45 (open cluster) 'the Pleaides'
11/08/2002 - 80mm Refractor f3, StellaCam-EX 2 seconds        - 01/12/1987 - 80mm Refractor f3, 28mm 12x
   



M45 - 09/15/2012 - 50mm Refractor & H-beta filter, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




M45 (open cluster) - 11/10/2012 - 50mm Orion Refractor f3.2, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




M45 - Merope Nebula (Reflection nebula: NGC-1435)
11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds             09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds
 




M45 - 11/18/2016 - Canon 25mm - 100mm Zoom CCTV lens, StellaCam-3 @ 6 seconds

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Exploding Pleaides - 10/21/2017 - Canon Zoom CCTV - 25mm to 100mm f1.8 , StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds






Moon - Pleaides Occultation - 02/23/1988 - 80mm Refractor f3, 28mm 12x
       



NGC1349 (galaxy) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds





NGC1409 & 1410 (galaxy) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 120 seconds




NGC1514 (planetary nebula) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds




NGC1550 (galaxy) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds




NGC1554-55 (reflection nebula) "Hind's Variable Nebula" - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds





NGC1587 & 1588 (galaxy) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC1589 (galaxy) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds





NGC1633 & 1634 (galaxy) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC1642 (galaxy) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds




NGC1647 (open cluster) - 03/01/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x       - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds
   



NGC1746 (open cluster) - 03/01/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x       - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds
   




NGC1750 (open cluster) - 09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds





NGC1758 (open cluster) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1802 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




NGC1807 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




NGC1817 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds





NGC1896 (open cluster) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1996 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




NGC2026 (open cluster) - 09/03/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





IC360 (nebula) - 08/29/2016 - 80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds





Collinder-62 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 50mm Refractor, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds



Czernik-18 (open cluster) - 01/17/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-3 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-4 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-14 (open cluster) - 11/23/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Hyades (open cluster) - 11/29/1988 - 80mm Refractor f3, 28mm 12x







Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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