M45

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Messier 103

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Messier 103 (M103) is an open star cluster located in the northern constellation Cassiopeia.

The cluster lies at a distance of 10,000 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 7.4. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 581.
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Merope Nebula

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The Merope Nebula is a faint reflection nebula and suspected supernova remnant located in the Pleiades cluster (M45). The nebula surrounds the star Merope (23 Tauri), after which it gets its name. It has the designation NGC 1435 in the New General Catalogue.
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Maia Nebula

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The Maia Nebula is a bright reflection nebula found in the Pleiades cluster (M45). The nebula has the designation NGC 1432 in the New General Catalogue. It occupies an area about 1.6 by 1.4 light years across.
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Messier 45: Pleiades

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Messier 45 (M45), also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, is a bright open star cluster located in the constellation Taurus, the Bull. The Pleiades cluster has an apparent magnitude of 1.6 and lies at an averageĀ  distance of 444 light years from Earth. The cluster is also known as Melotte 22. It does not have an NGC designation.
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Messier 44: Beehive Cluster

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Messier 44 (M44), also known as the Beehive Cluster or Praesepe (the Manger), is an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer. Praesepe is a bright, large cluster with an apparent magnitude of 3.7. It lies at a distance of 577 light years from Earth. It has the designation NGC 2632 in the New General Catalogue.
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Messier 39

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Messier 39 (M39) is a large open cluster located in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The cluster has an apparent magnitude of 5.5 and lies at a distance of 824.4 light years from Earth. It has the designation NGC 7092 in the New General Catalogue.
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Messier 36: Pinwheel Cluster

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Messier 36 (M36), also known as the Pinwheel Cluster, is an open cluster located in the northern constellation Auriga, the Charioteer. The cluster occupies an area of 12 arc minutes in the sky, corresponding to a linear extension of 14 light years. It has an apparent magnitude of 6.3 and lies at a distance of 4,100 light years from Earth. M36 has the designation NGC 1960 in the New General Catalogue.
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Messier 34

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Messier 34 (M34) is a bright, large open cluster located in the northern constellation Perseus. The cluster lies at an approximate distance of 1,500 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 5.5. It has the designation NGC 1039 in the New General Catalogue.
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Messier 31: Andromeda Galaxy

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Messier 31 (M31), better known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is a large spiral galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. Lying at a distance of 2.54 million light years from Earth, the Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest major galaxy to our own. It is on a collision course with our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Messier 31 has an apparent magnitude of 3.44. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 224.
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