Asterisms: Ally’s Braid


Prolific stargazer and musician Stephen Saber coined the term Ally’s Braid for this beautiful chain of stars running south and east from the Pleiades (aka the Seven Sisters) in the constellation Taurus, describing the asterism as “the flowing locks of Lady Alcyone”. 
Alcyone is the name of the star marked ‘1’ on the map below.


*image courtesy of SDSS*

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