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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Electra (17Tau)
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Merope Nebula region, 





    
        

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Merope Nebula region

Merope Nebula region

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Resolution: 3567x2212

Dates:Jan. 3, 2013

Frames: 74x180"

Integration: 3.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.55%

Astrometry.net job: 96436

RA center: 56.559 degrees

DEC center: 23.957 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -115.948 degrees

Field radius: 0.507 degrees

Description

This reflection nebula is approximately 400 light years away in the Pleiades star cluster, which is in the Taurus constellation. It is about 2 light years in diameter. Merope's nebula is a possilbe supernova remnent.

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