Taurus (constellation)

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Taurus (Latin for "the Bull") is one of the constellations of the zodiac, which means it is crossed by the plane of the ecliptic.wikipedia
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Sacred bull

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Its importance to the agricultural calendar influenced various bull figures in the mythologies of Ancient Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
The sacred bull survives in the constellation Taurus.

Pleiades

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Taurus hosts two of the nearest open clusters to Earth, the Pleiades and the Hyades, both of which are visible to the naked eye.
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus.

Aries (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
It is located in the northern celestial hemisphere between Pisces to the west and Taurus to the east.

Aldebaran

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At first magnitude, the red giant Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation.
Aldebaran, also designated α Tauri (Latinized to Alpha Tauri, abbreviated Alpha Tau, α Tau), is a red giant star located about 65 light-years from the Sun in the zodiac constellation Taurus.

Perseus (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
Perseus is also bordered by Aries and Taurus to the south, Auriga to the east, Camelopardalis to the north, and Triangulum to the west.

Gemini (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer to the east, with Auriga and Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south.

Gemini (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer to the east, with Auriga and Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south.

Constellation

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Taurus (Latin for "the Bull") is one of the constellations of the zodiac, which means it is crossed by the plane of the ecliptic.
Examples include the Pleiades and Hyades within the constellation Taurus and the False Cross split between the southern constellations Carina and Vela, or Venus' Mirror in the constellation of Orion.

Hyades (star cluster)

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Taurus hosts two of the nearest open clusters to Earth, the Pleiades and the Hyades, both of which are visible to the naked eye.
From the perspective of observers on Earth, the Hyades Cluster appears in the constellation Taurus, where its brightest stars form a "V" shape along with the still brighter Aldebaran.

Open cluster

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Taurus hosts two of the nearest open clusters to Earth, the Pleiades and the Hyades, both of which are visible to the naked eye.
The prominent open cluster the Pleiades has been recognized as a group of stars since antiquity, while the Hyades forms part of Taurus, one of the oldest constellations.

T Tauri

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The variable star T Tauri is the prototype of a class of pre-main-sequence stars. Located about 1.8° west of Epsilon Tauri is T Tauri, the prototype of a class of variable stars called T Tauri stars.
T Tauri is a variable star in the constellation Taurus, the prototype of the T Tauri stars.

Theta Tauri

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It includes a naked eye double star, Theta Tauri (the proper name of Theta 2 Tauri is Chakumuy), with a separation of 5.6 arcminutes.
Theta Tauri (θ Tauri, abbreviated Tet Tau, θ Tau) is a wide double star in the constellation of Taurus and a member of the Hyades open cluster.

Beta Tauri

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To the west, the two horns of the bull are formed by Beta Tauri and Zeta Tauri; two star systems that are separated by 8°. Beta is a white, spectral class B7 III giant star known as El Nath, which comes from the Arabic phrase "the butting", as in butting by the horns of the bull.
Beta Tauri (Latinised from β Tauri, abbreviated Beta Tau, β Tau), officially named Elnath (sometimes called Alnath), is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Taurus with an apparent magnitude of 1.65.

Zeta Tauri

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To the west, the two horns of the bull are formed by Beta Tauri and Zeta Tauri; two star systems that are separated by 8°. Beta is a white, spectral class B7 III giant star known as El Nath, which comes from the Arabic phrase "the butting", as in butting by the horns of the bull.
Zeta Tauri (ζ Tauri, abbreviated Zet Tau, ζ Tau) is a binary star in the zodiac constellation of Taurus, the Bull.

Auriga (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
Originally, it included two constellations, Tubus Hershelii Major [sic], in Gemini, Lynx, and Auriga, and Tubus Hershelii Minor [sic] in Orion and Taurus; both represented Herschel's telescopes.

Lambda Tauri

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The star Lambda Tauri is an eclipsing binary star.
Lambda Tauri (λ Tau, λ Tauri) is a triple star system in the constellation Taurus.

Crab Nebula

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In the northwest part of Taurus is the supernova remnant Messier 1, more commonly known as the Crab Nebula.
The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus.

Kappa Tauri

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To the north lies Kappa Tauri, a visual double star consisting of two A7-type components.
Kappa Tauri (κ Tau, κ Tauri) is a double star in the constellation Taurus, the two components κ 1 Tauri and κ 2 Tauri both members of the Hyades open cluster.

Epsilon Tauri

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Located about 1.8° west of Epsilon Tauri is T Tauri, the prototype of a class of variable stars called T Tauri stars.
Epsilon Tauri (ε Tauri, abbreviated Epsilon Tau, ε Tau), also named Ain, is an orange giant star located approximately 45 parsecs (147 light-years) from the Sun in the constellation of Taurus.

NGC 1746

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Located in this region, about 10° to the northeast of Aldebaran, is an asterism NGC 1746 spanning a width of 45 arcminutes.
NGC 1746 is an object in the constellation Taurus that was described in 1863 by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest and as a result was recorded in the New General Catalogue (NGC).

NGC 1817

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NGC 1817 is an open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus.

NGC 1647

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NGC 1647 is an open cluster in the constellation Taurus.

Orion (constellation)

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Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
In artistic renderings, the surrounding constellations are sometimes related to Orion: he is depicted standing next to the river Eridanus with his two hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor, fighting Taurus.

Taurus in Chinese astronomy

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Taurus (Chinese astronomy)
According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Taurus is located within the western quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the White Tiger of the West (北方玄武, Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ).

Bull of Heaven

In Babylonian astronomy, the constellation was listed in the MUL.APIN as GU 4 .AN.NA, "The Bull of Heaven".
The Bull was identified with the constellation Taurus and the myth of its slaying may have held astronomical significance to the ancient Mesopotamians.