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About this Object

Object Name:

Barnard's Merope Nebula • IC 349

Object Description:

Reflection Nebula in the Pleiades

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 46m 21.30s
Dec. +23 56' 28.0"

Constellation:

Taurus

Mean Surface Brightness:

~18.5 V magnitudes/square arcsecond

Distance:

380 light-years 

Dimensions:

The image frame is 3400 astronomical units (0.05 light-years) wide.
The nebula is 3500 astronomical units (0.06 light-years) away from the bright
star Merope, located at the upper right, just outside the frame.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

September 19, 1999

Exposure Time:

18.3 minutes

Filters:

Red:

F814W

I

Green:

F555W

V

Blue:

F439W

B

Principal Astronomers:

G. Herbig and T. Simon (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

December 6 , 2000 1:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale: