"The Pleiades Star Cluster"
This open star cluster is the well known "Seven Sisters" of ancient legends. It is a young group, about 50 million years old, and blue halos of reflection nebulae still surround the stars. Notice the unusual "wind-blown" appearance of this nebulosity.
Alcyone, the cluster's brightest star, is nearly 1000 times brighter than our Sun
** All photos can also be seen in the "Gallery"
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