Constellation The Bull

Taurus (The Bull): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Bull
  • Best seen in: January
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +90° to -65°

Taurus or The Bull is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Taurus is best seen in January (from latitudes +90° to -65°).

This constellation is easy to locate because Orion’s belt points toward Aldebaran, the alpha star and the eye of the bull. The Pleiades star cluster farther to the northeast marks the animal’s shoulder. The ancient Egyptians associated the Bull with Osiris, god of life and fertility. In Greek mythology, the Bull is one of Zeus’ disguises. People born under the sign Taurus are said to be generous, loyal, patient, and persistent.

Taurus Constellation Map

Taurus Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Bull (Taurus)

The constellation Taurus contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Aldebaran
  • Elnath
  • Zeta Tauri
  • Theta Tauri
  • Pectus Tauri
  • Ain
  • Alcyone

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Taurus include: The Crab Nebula, The Pleiades, The Hyades Cluster, Hind’s Variable Nebula, Crystal Ball Nebula, NGC 1746, Merope Nebula.

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