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Images Dated 16th July 1998

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Optical image of the Pleiades star cluster Featured 16 Jul 1998 Print

Optical image of the Pleiades star cluster

Pleiades star cluster. True-colour optical image of the Pleiades open star cluster (M45, NGC 1432). This cluster is about 30 light years wide, and lies 400 light years away in the constellation Taurus. The brightest stars are embedded within streaky reflection nebulae, wisps of cold gas and dust which reflect the light of the stars. These are thought to be the remnants of the gas cloud from which the stars formed. The cluster is also known as the Seven Sisters, although most people can only see six stars with the naked eye. It actually contains around 500 stars. This image was produced by digitally combining photographs taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope in blue and red light