The Hyades, a cluster of stars 152 light years away that makes the head of Taurus, the Bull, appears to surround the bright star Aldebaran (toward lower left), which makes the Bull's glaring eye. Aldebaran, however, is not a part of the cluster and is less than half the Hyades' distance away. With an age of 625 million years, it is not quite as old as the Beehive. (North is up and to the left.)

To see a labelled image, push the star:

See the Hyades, Pleiades, and 16 other clusters near the Galaxy's anticenter.

Return to the Cluster Page.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.