IC 349

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Barnard's Merope Nebula
Reflection nebula
Reflection nebula IC 349 near Merope.jpg
Photo of IC 349, taken by NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) 19 September 1999.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 03h 46m 21.3s[1]
Declination +23° 56′ 28″[1]
Distance 440[2] ly   (135 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 13[2]
Apparent diameter 0.5'[2]
Constellation Taurus
Notable features Lies very close to the star Merope
Designations Ced 19i
See also: Lists of nebulae

IC 349, also known as Barnard's Merope Nebula, is a nebula which lies 3500 AUs (0.06 light years)[2] from the star Merope in the Pleiades cluster.


  1. ^ a b "IC 349". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Barnard's Merope Nebula IC 349 in M45". Retrieved 30 November 2016.