n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Deepsky delights

Volume 68, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The constellation of Taurus, the celestial Bull, one of the oldest to have been designated, is easily recognisable against the northern night sky during the southern hemisphere summer. The Germans call this constellation 'der Stier'. It was also known for being rich in maidens, referring to the Hyades and Pleiades, the daughters of Atlas. As an ancient zodiacal constellation it was also referred to as the Cock, or Hen, recalling the Hen and Chickens of the Pleiades.

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