Tempel’s Nebula

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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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 average  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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