Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nothing but stars around Alpha Tauri

Admire the rich star fields around Aldebaran as they could be visually observed through a very big amateur telescope. Several faint stars with an apparent magnitude of 15m and a beautiful star chain are visible in the photo above. (RA=04:33:00, DEC=16°27')
At the upper side of the photo the galaxy IC374 is clearly visible. It has an apparent magnitude of 16.16mag and a size of 0.1'x0.1'. It is small, faint and it has a much brighter middle.

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