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Contains:  The star σ2Tau, The star σ1Tau, The star 89Tau, The star Aldebaran (αTau), The star 81Tau, The star 80Tau, The star θ1Tau, The star 75Tau
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Al-Debaran (Alpha Tauri) the follower, 


            Peter Juhlin
Al-Debaran (Alpha Tauri) the follower

Al-Debaran (Alpha Tauri) the follower

Technical card

Resolution: 6007x4004

Dates:Dec. 4, 2018

Frames: 10x12"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.29% job: 2402782

RA center: 68.819 degrees

DEC center: 16.619 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 25.280 degrees

Field radius: 2.099 degrees

Locations: South West Coast, Göteborg, Sweden

Data source: Backyard


Al-Debaran (Aplha Tauri) the follower,
the brightest star in constellation Tauris and 13th brightest in north hemosphere gives in my opinion a charmy view in the sky at 66 LY distance. It is a double star (variable) and surroundings by at least 2-3 planets - it is one for sciencentists target for that purpose. The second star in this pair is a small dwarf smaller than our sun. There is a room for 1440 of our own Sun in this star, regarding the size of it.

The star itself have a history in many relions and folk lores worldwide (Arabic, Persian, Chinese etc).
It is so high of interrest so Nasa spacecraft Pioneer 10 will pass there... in about 2 million years ahead. That man who live will see..

However , picture was made with integration of 12sec x10 expos at 800iso.



Peter Juhlin
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Al-Debaran (Alpha Tauri) the follower, 


            Peter Juhlin