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The Merope Nebula

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Observer
Alan Tough
Time of observation
25/11/2016 - 23:30
Object
NGC 1435
Observing location
Auberry, California, USA
Equipment
Planewave 24" CDK, FLI-PL09000 CCD camera, Planewave Ascension 200HR mount, Astrodon LRGB filters
Exposure
60 minutes
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This image of the Merope nebula was captured remotely by Alan Tough using the iTelescope 24 at the Sierra Remote Observatory in Auberry, California.  The object is a diffuse reflection nebula, possibly a supernova remnant, in the Pleiades star cluster, surrounding the 4th magnitude star Merope. It was discovered on October 19, 1859 by the German astronomer Wilhelm TempelJohn Herschel, in his New General Catalogue (NGC), described it as a very faint nebula about the size of the full moon.

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