Finding Taurus the Bull and the Pleiades in the Winter Sky
A guide to finding Taurus and the Pleiades in the Winter sky.
Taurus and the Pleiades can be found in the Winter Sky by first finding the constellation of Orion in the South-Eastern sky after sunset. Find belt stars of Orion and then the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius in the constellation of Canus Major. Watch my previous shows if you need help. On the other side of Orion from Canus Major is Taurus the Bull.
The bright star Aldebaran is one of the eyes of the bull and the “V” shape of the stars around it are the face.
Above the face of Taurus, almost straight up right after sunset, are The Pleiades. The Pleiades is a beautiful cluster of blue stars within a fuzzy cloud of gas and dust wherein the stars formed. They look like six or seven stars making up a tiny cooking pot but through a telescope many more stars and the gas and dust of the cluster can be seen..