"Three Exquisite Star Clusters, and; How to See Them"

Scheduled air date: 2001 Dec 10-16

To the right of Cassiopeia (the red "M" shape), the Double Cluster and Pleiades—a.k.a. "Seven Sisters"—appear in the northeast evening sky this week.
(Shown around 9:00 PM for mid-Northern latitudes.)

These close-ups reveal binocular views of the Double Cluster and Pleiades—three examples of open star clusters.

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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