Kutná Hora was incorporated into the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia by Nazi Germany in the period 1939–1945, but was restored to Czechoslovakia after World War II.
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The town began in 1142 with the settlement of the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, Sedlec Monastery, brought from the Imperial immediate Cistercian Waldsassen Abbey.
Modern observing methods have revealed that at least about 500 mostly faint stars belong to the Pleiades star cluster, spread over a 2 degree (four times the diameter of the Moon) field.
At least 6 member stars are visible to the naked eye, while under moderate conditions this number increases to 9, and under clear dark skies jumps up to more than a dozen (Vehrenberg, in his Atlas of Deep Sky Splendors, mentions that in 1579, well before the invention of the telescope, astronomer Moestlin has correctly drawn 11 Pleiades stars, while Kepler quotes observations of up to 14).
Sedlec is the site of the Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady and the famous Ossuary.
Pre-processed in CCDStack for calibration, convert to RGB components, reject hot/cold pixels, CCDIS registration, normalization, sigma rejection, RGB combines. According to Kenneth Glyn Jones, the earliest known references to this cluster are mentionings by Homer in his Ilias (about 750 B. The Pleiades also carry the name "Seven Sisters"; according to Greek mythology, seven daughters and their parents.
This is one reason why the life expectation of the Pleiades cluster is also pretty low (see below). Also, and the Bible has three references to the Pleiades (the Hebrew "Kiymah"): Job 9:7-9, Job -33, and Amos 5:8; the prophet Amos is believed to have given his message in 750 B. C.), others give reasons that it may have been created as late as the 3rd to 5th century B. The present author [hf] does not know if the cluster is mentioned in one of the earlier Assyrian or Sumerian sources.
Their density is pretty low, compared to other open clusters. According to Burnham, they were seen in connection to the agricultural seasons of that time. C., while there is no consent on the dating of the book of Job: Some believe it was written about 1,000 B. (the regency of Kings David and Solomon in old Israel) or earlier (Moses, about 13th to 16th century B.
Kutná Hora and the neighboring town of Sedlec are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the most important buildings in the area are the Gothic, five-naved St.
Other cultures tell more and other lore of this naked-eye star cluster. This is also referred to by Admiral Smyth in his Bedford Catalog.