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Minimum viewing equipment: unaided eye

Aldebaran is an orange giant, and is the 13-th brightest star in the night sky. Aldebaran is accompanied by other 5 faint stars which are not viewable using an amatory telescope.

The name is derived from the Arabic word Al Dabaran meaning the follower, probably because this star follows Pleiades through the night sky.

Note: This is an extended exposure picture taken with specialised equipment and is likely different from what can be seen through an ordinary telescope. Aldebaran is 40 times larger than Sun and 125 times brighter.

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