NGC 1435
DSS image of NGC 1435
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 1435, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 1435
Merope Nebula, Tempel's Nebula

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  
Size  30' x 30'
Right Ascension  3h 46' 10.1"  (2000)
Declination  23° 45' 54" N
Constellation  Taurus
Description  vF, vL, diff, (Merope in Pleiades)
Classification  R
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Aug 21, 2017    Grants Spring, OR (map)
76mm f/6 APO, TeleVue-76 @ 30x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

A bright nebula almost lost in the glow of the very bright M45 cluster, a region about 10-15' south of Merope glows, brighter near the star fading gradually to the south, no detail and ill defined margins

Andrew Cooper
Aug 28, 2011    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

An extensive nebula on the south edge of M45, the Pleiades, best seen when using low powers and placing much of the cluster out of the field, the most visible section fans south from Merope, some nebula visible into the cluster

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
24cm Speculum

Nebula in Pleiades, discovered by Tempel, 1859; a faint, extended, somewhat triangular haze, involving at its n extremity, Merope, the bright star sp Alcyone, the lucida of its group. Suspected var., but evidence conflicting. Has been seen with less than 2-in., but invisible in the 11-in. achr, at Copenhagen, possibly from want of contrast in diminished fields; D'A. says there are nebulæ invisible or barely seen in great telescopes, which can be perceived easily in their finders. Wolf is certain that is has not changed since '64. Found readily with 5-½in., '63, Oct. 6. Very feeble, '65, Sept 25; a mere glow when star out of field, 9-in. spec., '72, March 4; '76, Jan. 15, in presence of star, 9-1/3in. spec., 1881, Jan. 31. Goldschmidt saw it as a projection from a diffused nebulosity encompassing Pleiades; so Wolf. Temple thinks this an illusion, but it has been confirmed by photography. The photo. of the brothers Henry shows a remarkable wisp attached to Maia, and a curious narrow ray running through 6 stars for 2½' f.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
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NGC 1435