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Art Print

Guido Montañés (guidomontanes)

the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in Taurus

by Guido Montañés
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DESCRIPTION

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. As daughters of Atlas, the Hyades were sisters of the Pleiades. The English name of the cluster itself is of Greek origin, though of uncertain etymology. Suggested derivations include: from πλεîν pleîn, to sail, making the Pleiades the "sailing ones"; from pleos, full or many; or from peleiades, flock of doves. The following table gives details of the brightest stars in the cluster:




D.K.B. commented on October 18, 2012 12:01pm
I love all of your space photographs! They are amazing!
capricorn commented on October 18, 2012 12:04pm
...my is the "Elektra" ! I`m Privat Astronomer. B.
Guido Montañés commented on October 18, 2012 2:01pm
thank you so much for your kind comment DKB
Guido Montañés commented on October 18, 2012 10:35pm
Hi Capricorn, thank you so much, my star is Antares in scorpius.....
capricorn commented on October 18, 2012 11:59pm
Hallo Mr. G. Montanes. Antares. Yes, the big red completely deeply in the south.There on the tape of the Milky Way, are also nice hydrogen - and issue Fog. Astronomical greetings from Rostock in Germany. Bernd.
Guido Montañés commented on October 19, 2012 2:43am
Yes Capricorn, a super bid red star si antares. In Spain we can see it in last spring and in the summner.
Guido Montañés commented on October 19, 2012 6:24am
Thank you so much for your comment Ian
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