Featured Deep Sky Objects
Lambda Tauri

Deep Sky Object Chart | Aldebaran / Hyades Cluster
| El Nath | NGC 1555 | Crab Nebula | Pleiades
| NGC 1514 | NGC 1647 | NGC 1746

Lambda Tauri is an eclipsing variable star, always naked eye bright during its 3.95-day cycle. The light variation is due to the fact that Lambda is two stars, both white hot and brighter than our sun, orbiting one another: sometimes we see both stars, sometimes one is behind the other. The magnitude range is 3.3 - 3.8, making Lambda a good target for binoculars. Look for Lambda just 6 degrees southwest of the tip star of the Hyades (see Taurus chart).

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