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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted July 11, 2012   9:19 pm

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The Pleiades
 
The Pleiades

The Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters and, in Japan, Subaru, is an open cluster composed of at least hundreds of stars, maybe more.

This photo shows the six brightest stars, which are what you can see without a telescope: Underneath Taygeta at the top are Maia on the left and Electra on the right. Under those two are Alcyone, the brightest star in the cluster, and the dim Marope. Finally, at the bottom, is Atlas.

You can find the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus.
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Date taken: July 11, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
Copyright ©2012 Enchanted Learning, LLC

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