31st January 2011
Tuesday, 8:10 pm to 8:30 pm
The Pleadies Star Cluster!
Today I observed Orion and Rigel. I got bored. I had my binoculars with me. I saw a small patch somewhere near
the zenith (Also mentioned in some previous entries). At first I guessed that it would be the Pleadies star cluster. I was right.
When I looked at it with my binos, it was so beautiful. It was a small group of several blue stars.
I know that star clusters are the birthplace of new stars and these blue stars are stars younger than the sun. What I didn't know was
that I can see the Pleadies so beautifully with the really ordinary and cheap pair of binoculars that I had! Well this was a first!
I'm sure to look at this beauty again. Glad to be making progress every time I am looking at the skies, however small that may be.