Within the famous Pleiades open cluster is the star Merope, and near Merope, hiding within its glare, is a bright reflection nebula. Its mountainous peaks and sinuous appearance are likely sculpted by forces radiating from Merope. Oldie but a goodie.
Seems important to note that I removed a large diffraction spike which cut across the upper left of the image.
Data from the following proposal were used to create this image:
Red: WFPC2 F814W
Green: WFPC2 F555W
Blue: WFPC2 F439W
North is 13.05° clockwise from up.