Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Observations are described for the NORTHERN hemisphere and can be made by naked eye, small binoculars or by small telescope.


Aldebaran is the brightest star ("alpha") in the constellation of Taurus (the Bull). Its beautiful orange color is the sign of its rather cold "surface" (photosphere), from which the photons reach our eyes. It is a giant star with the diameter 44-times larger than our Sun, and its distance is about 65 light-years from our planet.

Article by (C) G. Okša