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Hyades Cluster

(Melotte 25, Collinder 50)
(nearest open cluster)

The Hyades Cluster is the nearest open cluster, which is about 153 light-years distant, and is much studied. The fact that its distance has been measured in three independent ways makes it a useful step in the cosmic distance ladder ladder. It has been estimated to be 625 million years old but more recently has been thought to be older. It has main sequence stars up to A-type stars remaining.

(open cluster)
Further reading:
/Lookback Years
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Coordinates:Hyades Cluster

Referenced by pages:
Lowell Proper Motion Survey (G)