Teide 1Teide 1 (arrow) was the first brown dwarf to be verified in 1995 and is located in the Pleiades open star cluster approximately 400 light years from Earth. It is a relatively young brown dwarf (about 100 million years old) with a mass as great as 55 Jupiters and an atmospheric temperature approaching that of a red dwarf. One of the reasons that Brown Dwarfs had been so elusive is due to the fact that even at their brightest they require extra special planning strategies and equipment to find. This particular brown dwarf was discovered in a search of distant star clusters using a charge-coupled device (CCD).