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News Release 434 of 939

June 1, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-20

Hubble Refines Distance to Pleiades Star Cluster

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Pleiades, NGC 1432/35, M45
Object Description: Open Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 47m 00s.00
Dec. +03° 07' 00"
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: Approximately 400 light-years (120 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: This data are taken from HST proposals 8335 and 8777: The science team consists of: D. Soderblom and E. Nelan (STScI), F. Benedict and B. Arthur (U. Texas), and B. Jones (Lick Obs.)
Instrument: FGS
About the Image
Orientation: Hubble Refines Distance to the Pleiades Star Cluster