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

Aladin viewer for the region around Merope
23 Tauri, 23 Tau
BD+23 522, HD 23480, HR 1156, WDS J03463+2357, SAO 76172, GSC 01800-02204, HIP 17608

Type  Star
Magnitude  4.18
Right Ascension  3h 46' 19.6"  (2000)
Declination  23° 56' 54" N
Constellation  Taurus
Classification  B6IV(e)
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 13, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 136x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Brilliant blue-white, no companion noted, 13' south of the Pleiades cluster center and 18' southwest of Alcyone

Captain William Henry Smyth
Dec 17, 1830    No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827

A bright star on the Bull's shoulder, pointing to the small pair in the south of the field, which were measured and proved to be S.'s No. 437. A 5, silvery white; B 8, purple; and C 9, pale blue. This object—Merope—is in a fine neighbourhood, as viewed under a moderate magnifying power, being near the middle of the Pleiades. S. thus registers it:
    Pos. 150°17'  Dist. 34".566  Ep. 1823.99
Proper motions in space are imputed to Merope, which are noted to these opposing values:
    P....  RA -0".11  Dec. +0".04
B.... +0".09 -0".03
[Hipparcos +0".02113 -0".04365]
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
Other Data Sources for Merope
Associated objects for Merope
Merope is an element of Pleiades
Nearby objects for Merope

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