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Merope is one of the stars in the Pleiades star cluster. The cluster is also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45.  The name seven sisters originates from Greek mythology. They are the seven daughters of "father" Atlas and "mother" Pleione.

The Pleiades cluster contains hundreds of stars; only a few are visible without telescope. The most famous are Electra, Alcyone, Sterope, Maia, Taygeta, Atlas, Pleione and naturally Merope.

You find more information about the cluster and the mythology in our links pages.

Some Astronomy links related to our Merope:

Information about  the Pleiades cluster on the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space site and a on Steven Gibsons site at the University of Calgary. This site also has an extensive collection of mythological facts related to the Seven Sisters.More information about the Sevens Sisters is found on TheFreeDictionary web site. See what Wikipedia has to say about Merope.

Pleiades was featured as the Astronomy picture of the day on the NASA web site on the first of December 2002.

All data you ever wanted to know about HD 23480 -- Star in Cluster also known as Merope from the SIMBAD astronomical database in Strasbourg.