The Pleiades are an open cluster in the constellation Taurus.
The Pleiades are also known as the “Seven Sisters”. The Pleiades are not registered in the “New Global Catalog” and therefore they do not have a NGC number. But some of the reflection nebula inside the Pleiades are registered there.
Part of the Pleiades are a couple of named stars:
- Sterope II
All these stars got that awesome blue color, indicating their hot temperature.
Pleiades – object names
The distance from our solarsystem to the Pleiades are 444 lightyears  and consists of about 500-1000  stars.
Part of the Pleiades are several reflection nebulae. The two biggest are the Merope Nebula (NGC 1435) in a distance of 440 lightyears and the Maia Nebula (NGC 1432) in a distance of about 359 lightyears to Earth.
Pleiades – distance and appearance
The Pleiades have got an apparent dimension of about 70 arc-minutes. The real size in diameter is about 35 lightyears. With these dimensions, the Pleiades are even larger on the nightsky than the Full Moon.