hyades rising

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Date:26.10.2010 Time:19:37 to 20:37 UT, 4s interval
Exposure:896 x 2s Field:24ox 16o
Camera:Nikon D3 at ISO 1000 Optics:f=85mm at 1/4.0
Place:Reutlingen, Germany Observer:Till Credner

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The moon is rising behind a large lime tree. On the right hand side the V-shaped starpattern of the Hyades can be found. The Hyades are an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus (the bull) at only about 46pc distance (150 light-years).

- more about the Hyades