NGC 1555

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NGC 1555
A near-infrared image of NGC 1555.
Credit: 2MASS/NASA.
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Type Variable nebula
Right ascension 4h 21m 57.1s[1]
Declination +19° 32′ 7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) ??
Constellation Taurus
Physical characteristics
Radius -
Absolute magnitude (V) -
Notable features -
Other designations Hind's Nebula,[1] Sharpless 238
See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae

NGC 1555, sometimes known as Hind's Variable Nebula, is a variable nebula, illuminated by the star T Tauri, located in the constellation Taurus. It is also in the second Sharpless catalog as 238. It is a Herbig–Haro object.[2] The nebula was discovered on October 11, 1852 by John Russell Hind.

NGC 1555, 32 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, AZ. Courtesy of Adam Block

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