Hyades (Melotte 25)
Although the bright red giant Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) lies almost along the same line of sight as the Hyades, it is not a member of the cluster and lies much closer to us (about 60 light-years away). Although visible to the naked eye and therefore known prehistorically, the Hyades appears to have been first cataloged by Hodierna in 1654.
Related entry• mythology of the Hyades (Encyclopedia of History)
Related category• NEBULAE AND STAR CLUSTERS
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