The Hyades

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

The Hyades span about 6 degrees of sky due to them being one of the nearest open clusters , being a mere 150 light years away.
Telescopes will show sparce, uninspiring sprinkles of stars, whereas binoculars reveal a big field full of interesting objects.

Facts about Hyades by Keith Turnecliff

Although new observers often assume telescopes offer the best views of the night sky, a number of objects actually look better in ordinary binoculars.
The Hyades is one of those examples.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for mid-December at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.