Here's the Pleiades, M45.
The Pleiades is also known as the Seven Sisters. This is an open cluster of bright blue stars. The color of the stars indicates the temperature/age of the stars. Open clusters are a group of young/middle-aged stars - I like to think of them as teenagers. They came from the same molecular cloud and as they get older, they move out, get a job and find a stable spot in the universe.
This is actually one of the easier Messier objects to spot in our night sky and I'm sure just about all of you have seen it - it's located in the back of Taurus the Bull. It might seem like Taurus has many M objects in it, but really there's only the two. He does have 5 stars in total, with the brightest one being Aldebaran. The easiest way(I think) to find Taurus(and the Pleiades) is to first find Orion, a very iconic constellation in the winter sky. His belt kinda points you to the eye of Taurus, Aldebaran. If you follow it left, you'll find Sirius and if you go right, you'll get Aldebaran. It's a biiiiig bright reddish star connected to a giant V-shape in the night sky. If you find that, you're golden. The Pleiades is a cluster of stars a little bit beyond that V.
So next time you go outside, try and look for M45. Also.. lettme know if you see 7 stars in the cluster. ;) .
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