Region of the Pleiades

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Creation: 1905

The Pleiades star cluster is located in the constellation Taurus. Also known as the Seven Sisters or M45, this group of stars is most visible in November when they can be seen from dusk until dawn. The name probably derives from the Ancient Greek “plein” meaning “to sail” and was an important navigation marker for ancient sea navigation. The earliest recorded observation of this stellar object is likely the Nebra Sky Disk, a Bronze Age artifact created around 1600 B.C.

Title

Region of the Pleiades

Date

Creation: 1905

Description

The Pleiades star cluster is located in the constellation Taurus. Also known as the Seven Sisters or M45, this group of stars is most visible in November when they can be seen from dusk until dawn. The name probably derives from the Ancient Greek “plein” meaning “to sail” and was an important navigation marker for ancient sea navigation. The earliest recorded observation of this stellar object is likely the Nebra Sky Disk, a Bronze Age artifact created around 1600 B.C.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, glass plates

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0031-Barnard-glassplate-pleiades.jpg

Citation

“Region of the Pleiades,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/981.