Monday, September 03, 2012


Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the Pleides Star Cluster, Messier Object 45, in the constellation Taurus (the "spot" on the bull's "shoulder").

Many a night from yonder ivied casement, ere I went to rest,
Did I look on great Orion sloping slowly to the West.

Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.

(Locksley Hall; Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

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