Ally's Braid

Ally’s Braid

Ally's Braid
Ally’s Braid (Alcyone’s Braid)
By Aleksander Cieśla

Hello! This is my sketch of interesting asterism named Ally’s Braid (Alcyone’s Braid). Bright star ‘in the top of eyepice view’ is Alcyone. The ‘Braid’ includes 7 stars about 7 mag. and several darkest stars.

Objects: Ally’s Braid – Asterism
Constellation: Taurus (Pleiades)
Date: February 26, 2010
Place: Poland, Wrocław
Equipment: Schmidt-Cassegrain 5″ with Antares W70 25mm
Seeing: 2,5/5
Transparency: 2,5/5
Weather: Good. Moon about 88%
Technique: Graphite pencil. Inverted
Observer: Aleksander Cieśla (Wimmer)

3 thoughts on “Ally’s Braid”

  1. Great sketch. I was unaware of this asterism within the Pleiades,
    something new to look for next time I’m observing this object.

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