Featured Deep Sky Objects


Featured Constellations


Taurus is dominated by star clusters, most obviously the brilliant Pleiades and Hyades. Several fainter clusters lurk in the background for telescopic observers. By far the most interesting nebula is the Crab Nebula, M1, a supernova remnant. The only other nebulae of note are the faint planetary nebula NGC 1514 and the unusual NGC 1555, also known as Hind's variable nebula. Kappa Tauri (Kappa looks like a letter "k" on the chart) is an wide separation double star for small telescopes, as is Theta in the Hyades (on the chart, the letter theta looks like an "o" with a line across it).

Aldebaran/Hyades Star Cluster | El Nath | Lambda Tauri
| NGC 1555 | Crab Nebula | Pleiades | NGC 1514 | NGC 1647 | NGC 1746

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