HyadesLodriguss labels

The Hyades (taken from APOD) – the V-shape outlines the 'face', seen head-on, of the celestial Bull, with the glaring red Aldebaran its 'eye'

Loose star cluster, within the constellation of Taurus, sometimes linked to Hastur. In Greek myth, the daughters of Atlas and, sometimes, the nursemaids of Dionysus. Frequently connected in the mythology with Aldebaran: the striking red giant star appears as part of the cluster from Earth, though this is a pure line-of-sight effect as the star lies less than half the distance away. Four of the true cluster are also red suns, though. The unconnected Pleiades lie nearby in the constellation.

See also Aldebaran, Pleiades.

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