Taurus Constellation

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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 1: Crab Nebula

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Messier 1 (M1), also known as the Crab Nebula, Taurus A, or NGC 1952, is an expanding supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula. It is located in the northern constellation Taurus, the Bull. The Crab Nebula has an apparent magnitude of 8.4 and can be seen with binoculars in good viewing conditions.

Messier 1 is the only supernova remnant listed in Messier’s catalogue and the most famous object of its kind in the night sky. The nebula has a total luminosity 75,000 times that of the Sun and lies at a distance of 6,500 light years from Earth.
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